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The Sounds of Glass Shattering


It Was A Sunny Morning

The day seemed like so many other days

With winter finally here

The ground covered with a glistening path of white

Both my wife and I had a few things to do

Each going our different ways

We planned to meet later in the afternoon

Putting the Google mini home on Christmas music

Our cat Charlotte could relax to beautiful sounds while we were gone

Dishes left in the sink from the day before

The temperature dropping to the low thirties

After grabbing our winter coats and gloves we headed out

Only twelve days till Christmas left

We started our Christmas shopping but not done

Tight on money we have to wait

We should finish it up after we get paid

I watch the bird feeder twist and sway

The birds have been landing and having a feast

Eating the suet that keeps them warm in the winter and fills their belly too

Works been busy

I shoveled three to five inches of snow the other day

More snow fell yesterday

Later turning to rain

With half of our Christmas decorations up

The tree later today

Things in my life looking bright

Filled with new potential and a keen insight

We had our family Christmas party

It's one day we get to see everybody

There were some people that couldn't make it

They will be surely missed

It has been a family tradition ever since I remember

A wonderful way to love our family both past and present

One of cousins put together an old 35 millimeter film on d.v.d. from 1993

It was really something

Looking back at all the good times

So many of us in one room

The kids

The laughs

The fun

We all looked so young

Who played Santa Clause

It was one uncle then another and another

Then my brother

They all did such a good job

Now the kids our all in college

It is Christmas's like this

That will play over and over in my head

Long after all the good food and deserts our gone

With each shovel full of snow

I hear the same crystal clear sound

Echo across the cold, brisk air


DREAM ON (author) on December 19, 2017:

Kari Poulsen So many things happen in my family. It is hard to keep up. So my personal life and work life finds a way to connect with the big overall picture. Once a year my mothers side of the family all meet and keep the family close. If it wasn't for each of my aunts and uncles the cousins wouldn't see or know each other today. My mom and her mom both loved Christmas so much. My father was against making Christmas about gifts and shopping. He thought the real meaning of Christmas was being together. All about family and friends spending time with each other. Thank you so much for reading and caring.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 18, 2017:

I love this tribute to family and Christmas. Sounds like the party was a ton of fun! Just the way it should be. :)

DREAM ON (author) on December 18, 2017:

Gypsy Rose Lee I know this year is going to be hard for you. You have gone through so much. Life is about change and with change comes all different things. We must accept change so we can appreciate every thing from a blade of grass to the first snow. Each no more important than the other but so different. If we find time to let the goodness in the sadness will slowly turn. It's the cycle of life. If our grand parents and their parents didn't pass away think of how crowded the world would be. We all have our time. If we learn to bring love to each moment and share that love with another. Life will continue to be the most amazing gift we could have ever dreamed of. Thank you for the wonderful holiday wishes. Charlotte and my wife send hugs and beautiful love to cheer you up when you are feeling blue. It is not the wind howling it is me singing badly some of your favorite Christmas songs.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 18, 2017:

Wonderful tradition. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! My Sid sends his sincerest meows to Charlotte in greeting for the holidays.

DREAM ON (author) on December 14, 2017:

Bill Holland It is so important to see family as it grows into many new families over the years. We are all part of something far greater than ourselves. I love seeing all the children turning into wonderful adults. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have an incredible night.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 14, 2017:

Beautiful...I love your family tradition. Thank you for sharing it with us all, and Happy Holidays to you and your lovely wife.

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