Precious Times, prose by Marie Johnson-Ladson at Spillwords.com
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Precious Times

Precious Times

written by: Marie Johnson-Ladson

 

Christmas moments over the years were and still are Precious Times
Love connecting with family and friends during the holidays near and far
Our link runs deep just like the Ocean tides
Everyone always seemed to be in good spirits
I can still see the smiling faces of loved ones and friends that have passed on
They are gone but not forgotten
I can still smell the aroma of the food cooking, the scent of fresh pine from real Christmas trees and the beautiful Christmas lights
I reminisce when hearing Holiday songs of the way things were
Bought gifts weren’t that important, getting together or staying in touch was the most important thing
Christmas was and still is magical to me
There is no price tag on cherish memories
These memories make me feel happy and give me inspiration to pass down traditions so the next generation can experience the joy of Christmas
They were Precious Times
But
Now I enjoy making new Christmas memories
Appreciate my loved ones and friends who are still here
Although, things are not perfect, I enjoy the special moments in life and wouldn’t change a thing
I have learned we must show up for life and live it to the fullest
I am thankful for these Precious Times!

Marie Johnson-Ladson

Marie Johnson-Ladson

Marie Johnson-Ladson is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, of Free Verse, Poetry & Short Stories. She lives in the United States. Marie has been published in Agape Review, BenSpeaks, IWWG (International Women's Writing Guild) - Network Newsletters - "Our Stories, Ourselves: Narratives from Black Women In Africa and America February 2021," "Women Writing History in a Global Pandemic July 2021," and "IWWG Network Fall 2022" and The Teaneck Public Library Archives. Marie is also a Contributor to “POETRY in the TIME of CORONAVIRUS: The Anthology.” The poem “An Appreciation to all Service People due to Covid 19. Besides writing, she loves to listen to music and do photography. She also has a passion to find beauty and reality in the World.
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