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Poem: Christmas Light Show

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Let It Go" (Frozen ) Christmas Light Show 2014 as seen on Great Christmas Light Fight

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Decorations of Christmas
adorn the pathway
with people of all ages
anxiously awaiting the light show.

Elbow to elbow
standing in a crowd
couples in love,
young and old,
children playing with no cares
with a feeling of solidarity in the air.

Suddenly darkness falls upon the crowd
with a calmness so quiet
one can hear a pin drop
as the musical light show begins.

With each sound of music
Christmas lights blinks
filling their hearts with joy
giving the crowd a few brief moments
of delightful happiness.

"Northlake Christmas - Bohemian Rhapsody " by Queen

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 21, 2019:

Rosina,

I hope the tradition stays around for awhile because I really enjoy seeing the lights this time of year.

Thanks for reading.

Merry Christmas!

Rosina S Khan on December 21, 2019:

Christmas is nearing and I know how much Christians all over the world value the season for it. That magical light show is becoming a tradition of the past is rather sad to hear. At least it is still being followed in many areas as I read from the comments below. A splendid poem, Brenda.

Come and visit my profile. I have an update that you may yet still like. And Merry Christmas!!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 20, 2019:

Lora,

Lights are still going strong around my little town.

Our church even has a nativity scene outside with live animals.

Thanks for reading.

Merry Christmas!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 20, 2019:

Peggy,

Thank you for reading.

I love to see those kind of lights.

Merry Christmas!

Lora Hollings on December 20, 2019:

A wonderful poem dedicated to a tradition that many received much joy from! It is too bad that this tradition is now becoming something of the past. I remember as a child going downtown to look at the beautiful manger scene under the big Christmas tree that was filled with beautiful lights and ornaments and it was the centerpiece of our town. Now it isn't there any more. I also remember that it used to be fun going around neighborhoods and seeing what Christmas displays people would put up on their homes and have their children help in this family celebration. Your poem reminds me of what was good about the past and maybe we should try to revive some of these traditions which brought us simple joy and didn't cost us anything. Excellent write, Brenda!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 20, 2019:

There are some neighborhoods in our Houston metro area that go all out with their Christmas light displays. People drive there each year to enjoy them. It is fun to see some of the elaborate light displays.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 20, 2019:

Bill,

I hope you and your wife enjoy your drive looking at the lights.

I love doing this also. Some people go all out in decorating.

Glad I could be an inspiration.

Thank you for reading.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 20, 2019:

Back when I was a kid, our family would pile into the car and drive around at night, looking at all the light displays. Somehow that tradition died. I miss it. I think tonight Bev and I will go for a drive, thanks to you.

Happy Holidays to you!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 19, 2019:

Crezyl,

Thank you. I am glad my words could take you there.

Crezyl Joy Villa Sabrido from Philippines on December 19, 2019:

Your poem took me to that light show Brenda ❤ we have a lot in here and carols in the streets. Great poem ❤

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 19, 2019:

Thank you, Lorna.

Lorna Lamon on December 19, 2019:

You have captured the scene perfectly and created an atmospheric piece Brenda. Lovely.