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Christmas 2013

by Chris Sorrenti

gone are the thousand dollar Christmases
no need to put up a tree
for in a way every day
is Christmas in this house
gifts are given throughout the year
to ourselves and best friends forever
while the young one
always appreciates cash

a unique celebration
slowly evolved over decades
of steadily reduced commercialism
it and political correctness
no longer welcome in this house

there’s a home made wreath
on the front door
of carefully wound branches
festooned with pine cones
tinsel and ribbon
to tell those passing by
Christmas is still celebrated here
but our way

garlands of silver and gold
coloured tear drops and balls
of every shape and size
hanging from them
strategically placed among pulsing lights
throughout this happy home

and though it may not be a mansion
it’s out little castle
where family and friends gather
reminisce and dine
to timeless Yuletide classics

for us
the true meaning of Christmas

© 2013

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Posted on 12/22/2013
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 12/23/13 at 03:21 PM


Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/23/13 at 04:06 PM

A most enjoyable personal glimpse of your Christmas celebrations, Chris, and how they have evolved. Merry Christmas!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 12/23/13 at 05:10 PM

Ahhh avoiding political correctness. How refreshing as it is to read your poems once again. Blessings of Christmas 2013.

Posted by Gail Wolper on 12/27/13 at 08:38 PM

sweet <3

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 12/28/13 at 07:40 AM

Love this, and very similar, I'm guessing, to many homes these days.

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