In the midst . . .

of headline news
frenetic must-dos, should-dos,
buy-this-sales and shopping bustle.
Before the dawn of daily busyness,
Christmas shimmers and gleams.

Candles glimmer,
tiny white lights shine.
Treasured ornaments hold memories –
children grown, loved ones passed,
moments shared.

There is a serenity to the season,
if only we pause to savor.


A blessed Christmas season to all.  The pink reindeer ornament is actually one of the pieces that hung on my children’s mobile, over their crib when they were infants. They are now in their 40s and both have a wooden animal from the mobile on their own Christmas tree. The pink bell, just barely showing at the top of the final photo, was on my mother’s girlhood tree. 

2 thoughts on “In the midst . . .

  1. adda December 27, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    Glad to see you back! 🙂 I like the way this begins with rapid movement as many experience this time of year, but as the poem goes along is slows to an epic ending! Love the ending… which is so true! ❤

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    • lillian December 28, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Thank you, Adda. I took a respite from writing….getting back to it now. 🙂 Glad you stopped by and enjoyed this one!


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