My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Christmas Childhood Memories- revisited






first of


brought thoughts

of Christmas magic.

The Day, so soon to arrive.

Our expectations ran high.

Through snow days and blizzards.

Making a list and checking it twice.

Santa’s letter printed and ready to mail.

Christmas baking: heady, wonderful aromas.

Pageants at school, with costumes of many colors.

The tall lush evergreen, centerpiece of the season.

We decorated so carefully; each bough lovingly adorned.

With some old, some new, every one used and none forgotten.

The long days of dark December. Finally, homework complete.

Sitting in the darkened living room; time alone to drift away.

Marvelling at the masterpiece of lights and shining ornaments.

Gazing far beyond to the bliss to follow. Hurry, hurry, hurry!

Christmas eve: midnight mass and carolling.Treats aplenty!

Then the long awaited, special treasures.

The secrets of shining boxes and ribbons.

Finally revealed and always worth the wait.

Off to sleep, to dream of a perfect snowy Christmas Day.

Now content, to still remember these childhood memories.



November day.


PS:  A popular post from the archives, this time of year. I hope it brings wonderful memories to mind.

Here’s the link to the original post with comments.


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

3 thoughts on “Christmas Childhood Memories- revisited

  1. I loved this one the first time and now once again! It’s even better the second time around.

  2. You brought back some lovely memories. That was exactly what Christmas was like for me as a child. Aaaah – the memories!

  3. Oh Sel, I wish they were not so hard to recapture. I had a bad night last night, thinking about all the people I’m missing this Christmas. Must not dwell on this I know. As Joe says, be grateful for all the wonderful memories that you do have. And I am. Still….

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