Merry Little Christmas

Updated on December 17, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

This Christmas as always,

your love will shine down upon me

and I’ll content be -

to know that your love goes on.

This year another love,

joins you in the eternal skies,

I’ll be content with my memories,

of brighter Christmas times.

With every Christmas song,

I’ll imagine hearing bells ring –

knowing that somewhere angels have got their wings.

There’ll be no shining ornaments,

no glowing Christmas tree,

but there’ll be a warmth in my heart –

always remembering your love.

Come Christmas Eve

I know you’ll all be with me,

perhaps I can wander,

out in the frosty night.

There to look up at the stars,

to find your loving faces,

looking down upon me

and for a moment together we can be.

It’s Christmas time,

once more and time has flown,

had I but known -

how many Christmases would be without you.

But mom and dad you know,

that I can go on,

now with my love gone –

I’ll still burn a Christmas candle bright.

So glad to know,

that your love shines on,

throughout eternity,

from year to year.

In my heart I’ll always hold you dear,

so have yourselves a Merry little Christmas,

up beyond the stars and make my yuletide bright -

by being a part of my Christmas and the love in my heart.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you, Michael.

      Thank you Hari.

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      Hari Prasad S 11 days ago from Bangalore

      Everyday celebration is a reverberation,

      Of reasons, long gone, yet, life has to carry on.

      Beautiful sad Poetry gypsy.

      - Hari

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      DREAM ON 3 weeks ago

      This Christmas wish reaches me and all the loved ones I think about and miss constantly. Thank you for caring. I hope you found happiness in the love that you have made and continue to share with everyone you meet.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you, Genna. Merry Christmas and an inspirational New Year to you and yours.

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      Genna East 3 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Such lovely words...bittersweet, yet so fitting for this warm and beautiful holiday season of remembrance.

      Merry Christmas, Rasma...and I wish you the best of New Years.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Merry Christmas to you and yours.

      Thank you Nikki.

      Thank you Renee.

      Thank you FlourishAnyway. That all depends on what happens after I get through the holidays all alone this year.

      Thank you Bill.

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      Nikki Khan 4 weeks ago from London

      What an amazing poetry on Christmas fastive,,enjoyed reading it so much dear.

      Merry Christmas to you and your family Gypsy Rose Lee.

      Have a great time.

      Many Blessings.

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      renee21 4 weeks ago

      Great Christmas poem. Reminds me of my grandma who passed away about 5 years ago. She loved Christmas!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 weeks ago from USA

      This was very tender. A loved one of mine died at Christmastime several years ago and it’s affected the joy of the season, turning it bittersweet. I hope that doesn’t happen with you.

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      Bill Holland 4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Very lovely....sweet melancholy....Merry Christmas, Rasma!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Merry Christmas to you and yours!

      Thank you Linda.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Robin.

      Thank you MizBejabbers.

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      Linda Crampton 4 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a moving poem. It's filled with both sadness and beauty. The thought of our loved ones looking down at us is wonderful.

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      manatita44 4 weeks ago from london

      The Christmas spirit, I see. Quite touching towards the end.

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      Robin Carretti 4 weeks ago from Hightstown

      I love the universe and stars they always tell us something if we look into them deep with heart enough

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      MizBejabbers 4 weeks ago

      Such a beautiful thought and so appropriate. There are three new stars in the sky this year in my family this Christmas.

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      Robin Carretti 4 weeks ago from Hightstown

      I love this how you worded it the love coming from the heart not so much the lights of the decoration that we have the spark inside us great penned poem I loved it