Advent

I sit silently this early morn,
scenes from yesterdays
flickering through my mind.

Their childhood. My childhood.
Her sliver-thin sugar cookies,
his wool overcoat and black galoshes.

Seasonal luminaries.
These scenes from Christmas past
remembered through the hush of time.

Light shafts begin to intrude,
cast shapes upon the floor.
Today encroaches as the rising dawn.

Reluctantly I stir,
take up requirements of the day
but a promise I do make.

On Christmas Day, in early morn
I shall return to these shadows,
to this quiet place of calm.

I shall recall again the way it was,
the ones who were, those many times.
And I shall whisper to my memories,
Merry Christmas to all.

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5 thoughts on “Advent

  1. jillys2016 December 21, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Ah, those quiet moments are filled with beauty. Lovely writing. Merry Christmas, Lil!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dornahainds December 22, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Amen! πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€πŸ₯€

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    • lillian December 23, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Glad you enjoyed! πŸ™‚ Happy Holidays and have a happy New Year!

      Like

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