Saturday, December 26, 2015

Keeping Christmas

©2015 Susan Noyes Anderson

When every guest has taken leave,
and gifts are all unwrapped and gone,
I take a little time to grieve
before good memories linger on.

I find a special place to store
the footsteps coming up the path,
the bells a-jingle at the door,
the eager eyes, the boisterous laugh.

I call back moments by the fire,
each face that I hold dear aglow,
remember words that still inspire,
spoken today and long ago.

When family gathers all round,
the love lives on in every heart.
Therein is Christmas always found,
preserved in every sacred part.

Hope your Christmas was warm and wonderful!


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Gail said...

Absolutely perfect and as it should be.

Merry after Christmas.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The warmth of Christmas. I love it. Happy Holidays, Sue.
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Betty said...

Oh true. Very nicely written. Betty

Gattina said...

Wonderful poem !

yaya said...

That sums it up perfectly! Merry Christmas again and soon it will be the new year and I'm hoping new and fun poems from you! Didn't 2015 just fly by? Seems like they all do!

~T~ said...

The day goes by quickly--you're right, it's important to take time to remember. Lovely!

Friko said...

If the poem is anything like the reality of your Christmas Day you were truly blessed.

Happy New Year, Susan.

Tima Nisbet said...

Love Christmas. Hope you had a great one.

LeAnn said...

This was such a heartfelt poem for this year. It captured just how I am feeling right now at the close of this season. Wishing you all wonderful blessings for the New Year. Sending love and hugs your way~

Grandma Honey said...

"preserved in every sacred part"....may we always hold on to that!

Jenny said...

Oh Sue. Sue.

Such a lovely poem.

The images warmed my heart.

And your lovely rhythm and word crafting always goes straight to my heart as well.

Blesings and


kaykuala said...

Therein is Christmas always found,
preserved in every sacred part.

Preservation and the subsequent celebrations of Christmas are full of memories. Great rhyming Sue!


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