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Childhood Christmas Memories

written by: Robin McNamara

@thewindingroad1

 

Set adrift on memories of you
Childhood Christmas
Excitement of last minute shopping
In town with shops filled with
Festive cheer and toys
A special day like no other
The wrapping of gifts
The Christmas movie on TV.

Set adrift on memories of you
Childhood Christmas Eve
You snuggled me into bed
With promises of Santa’s presents
Whiff of the Christmas cake in the oven
From the kitchen
The lights of the tree shone brightly
In the living room.

Set adrift on memories of you
Childhood Christmas day
The morning excitement
Of what did Santa bring?
The adults finally rise wearily
To begin preparations of Christmas dinner
Dad carving the turkey
Mum setting the table for the family.

Set adrift on memories of you
Childhood Christmas
The visits of neighboring friends
With their presents from Santa
Who played a while with me
Until the time came to gather together
The family for dinner
A time of contemplation of those departed.

Set adrift on memories of you
Childhood Christmas past
Now long gone as I now an adult
Remember fondly those special days
With my own family
I carry on the family traditions
Passed from my parents to me
And remember fondly what we celebrated.

Robin McNamara

Robin McNamara

Living in Waterford City, formerly lived in Copenhagen. Former journalist with Insight Magazine, Dublin. Likes dogs, football, coffee. Enjoys observing and watching nature change for inspiration in writing.
Robin McNamara

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