Wishing all of you a gentle holiday season. Take care of and be good to yourselves and may you be blessed with sweet memories/dreams of your loved ones lost too soon. Love always, Angie
I question if Christmas can ever be “merry,”
Except to the heart of an innocent child—
For when time has taught us the meaning of sorrow
And sobered the spirits that once were so wild.
When all the green graves that lie scattered behind us.
Like milestones are marking the length of the way.
And echoes of voices that no more shall greet us,
have saddened the chimes of the bright Christmas Day—
We may not be merry, the shed tears forbid it.
The tears that accompany our broken hearts.
But we may be happy, if only we carry,
the Spirit of Christmas deep down in our hearts.
Hence I shall not wish you the old “Merry Christmas,”
Since that is of shadowless childhood a part.
But one that is holy and happy and peaceful.
The Spirit of Christmas deep down in your heart.
This poem really hits home, thank you for posting.
Love and Hugs
Angie from down deep in my heart I wish for you a Peace filled Christmas, looks like we made it one more year, God bless everyone of you and Thank You for sharing such beautiful poems with us. Love ... Jackie
thanks angie ,and may you have a good holiday,eugene will be with you a christmas hugs angel mom,