Christmas is knocking on the door
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.