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Christmas in Photographs

Paul is an Engineer. A graduate from a Catholic University. A rebel and a romantic...


When we were young, being together is enough.
Every Christmas time we forget that life is tough...
We relive the smiles we have in old photographs.
The silly games we played would always make us laugh.

Our mother was busy all day in the kitchen.
I patiently watch as the cooking ham glisten...
My lil brother can't wait to eat the fried chicken...
The Red Velvet will soon be out of the oven.

The simple joy felt when slicing the Christmas ham...
To serve to our father who braved the traffic jam...
He worked so hard for me, my siblings, and our Mom.
Yes, the love from a family is not a scam.

Dinner is ready!The family is complete.
Recite a prayer then we can finally eat!
Thank you Lord God for providing this simple treat!

Then, time flew. We all got older. Christmas colder.
My mother is sick and dementia took over.
Trying hard not to cry on my father's shoulder.

© 2018 Paul Balagtas

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