Christmas Spirit

old house snowed in

Christmas is knocking on the door

yet again

as it has done so many times before.

The old woman remembers

the Holidays of years past

her house full of life.

 Warmth and laughter

would blend with familiar scents

of Christmas foods and a fresh tree.

This Season she has no company

her home is silent

her garden covered by new snow.

 Memories flood her mind

beautiful images of Christmases past

fill her heart with joy.

She sends her love to everyone

grateful for her full life

she owns the message of peace.

Her quiet musings are broken

by a barely audible sound outside

the Christmas Spirit has arrived.

7 thoughts on “Christmas Spirit”

  1. Wistful and a bit sad… This prose gives me mixed feelings. This picture, however, takes me back many years and reminds me of my grandparents’ cottage on Fox Lake. In the winter, it took on a similar tucked in, hideaway feel.

    I shall have to think on this one for a bit my friend… Peace and joy!

    1. It is a bit sad, but the point is that she has not become bitter, she’s grateful for what she’s had. And at the end she may get company, it’s up to the reader…Have a wonderful Holiday with your family!

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