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Remembrance of Tinsel

written by: Ken Allan Dronsfield

@KenKadfield

 

Flowing grace, waving in the breeze like crowds at a ball game.

Back-lit with colored lights and shimmering tinted strands of the

tidings of tinsel. Branches sway in unison to gusty williwaws whilst

the blinking and chasing lights danced their favorite minuets.

Blue candles were in every window of the house, three in front.

Greeting cards adorned the fireplace mantle and stockings

hung patiently waiting for treats from the great man in red.

Mom's favorite chocolate chip cookies graced an oval plate,

a fresh glass of milk with napkin and carrots for the reindeer.

Those memories are burned into every fiber of my being. Even

the scent of the pine incense burning in a holder on the old desk

igniting the atmosphere of hopes and dreams for a young child.

A toboggan in the corner, skis, colorful packaged gifts all about.

The laughs, the giggles, the tears, and jovial smiles. We ran from

the house on Christmas morn to check the roof for hoof and sled marks.

The mysterious visitor always kept silent and never revealed

his presence, except in the lovely memories left on Christmas Day.

Ken Allan Dronsfield

Ken Allan Dronsfield

AUGUST 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran, prize winning poet and fabulist from New Hampshire, now residing on the plains of Oklahoma. He is a proud member of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Ken has three poetry collections, "The Cellaring", "A Taint of Pity", and "Zephyr's Whisper". Ken was selected as the First Prize Winner in Realistic Poetry International 2018 and 2019 Nature Poetry Contests. He was recently selected as Poet of the Month for Spillwords Press. He's been nominated three times the Pushcart Prize and six times for Best of the Net. Ken loves writing, hiking, and spending time with his cats Willa and Yumpy.
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