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The Special Christmas Of 2019

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Another Year Has Come To An End

I hope Santa was good to all of you

How lucky are you

With presents stacked up so high

They can't go any higher

I have had my day

The memory shall be with me forever

Now it's about the joy in a child's face

The thrill of seeing them happy

When you take away all the gifts

The happiness is still there

So it really wasn't about the toys and your wildest fantasies come true

Don't get me wrong

That was a lot of fun

It was really about family or friends

Coming together and sharing the love

Many religions keep trying to tell us

In their own way

Either in church

With God and all that he sacrificed

Leading the way

A love that stays hidden

For some strange reason

We try to hide it all year

Maybe society won't let us

We are shy and don't know how to express ourselves

We all have many reasons to be thankful

This is one way I have Santa beat

My list is longer than Santa's

Like so many other people we have good days and bad days

We have sick days and healthy ones

The combination has always been tilted so far in my favor

Most of my year

Is filled with good time after time

Some people may find that boring

I never get tired of being happy

I am so blessed to leave the drama on stage

For all the actresses and actors to perform

I have a wonderful wife

Who never stops to amaze me

With her generosity and love

My wife and I both have good jobs

That aren't the best

They keep us more than busy

They do give us time together

To do what we want

Last night we took a simple drive to look at the Christmas lights around town

It was so much fun

We pulled my phone out

To take some pictures

The light shined off the glass

So we had to roll down the window

It wasn't long before we got a quick cold air chill

We couldn't raise the window fast enough

So bad as our pictures were

Hurry, hurry

There happen to be a car behind us every time

Nowhere to pull over

A tree in the way

I moved at the last moment

There was another house on your side I missed

Well we will have to have to get it on the way back

Of course, we forgot

To busy talking about when we first met

We got pizza one night

We drove around and ate pizza and looked at Christmas lights

That night we said we would make it a tradition

It wasn't till now

We remembered that we forgot

Maybe next year we will try this again

It has been seventeen years in the making

My wife corrected me

Twenty years in the making

Everyone sets up there own house different

Sometimes a few simple things

Maybe just a red or green light

There are those people who decorate from top to bottom

They even have lights on there mailbox

I think it looks fantastic

I drive off and think wow that was something special

I wouldn't want to take it all down when Christmas is over

It makes me sad

When all the bright shiny lights and the beautiful glow is gone

I do love all the days and nights

That we laughed all year

Making each other the happiest we have ever been

I guess if I could have one wish

It is to see more people share their own joy

In commercials, we see when family surprises their own loved ones

When their servicemen and woman come home

They will never be forgotten

Because they keep us safe

So we can enjoy the littlest freedom

I have great respect

For all those people who dedicate their lives to protect

That goes for police and firemen too

All emergency personnel

Ambulance drivers to people who come in disaster relief situations

Doctors and nurses

Every nursing home is filled with nurses aides and staff

That keeps our elderly out of harm's way

This winter is a white Christmas

The weather is not the coldest ever

Still cold enough with an inch of snow on the ground

I guess I would want people to be safe and warm

Have a good day

Make it special

So one day

Fifty years from today

You might remember

Your own story of Styrofoam building blocks

All the way to the ceiling

Swaying back and forth

Ready to fall at any moment

Screams of joy

Parents who love us

Dreams so beautiful

Because we keep dreaming

Merry Christmas for all

So it can be a special memory you will have for years to come






Comments

DREAM ON (author) on December 27, 2019:

Kari Poulsen This comment is a two-parter. I love your kind words and you are like other people who push me along. I can not leave them out either. Where do I start? In the beginning. Where or when was that? I couldn't tell you. So if I can't thank everyone that I know I have to begin somewhere. It is better than not starting at all. If I spend more time on being grateful it can take any pain or sadness I have that hinders my progress and stops me dead in my tracks from going forward. You gave me the opportunity to see that. Thank you for sticking by me even when the road is not paved and other roads look so shiny and new. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and your New Year brings all good things.

DREAM ON (author) on December 27, 2019:

Kari Poulsen You just gave me a very special gift. One that was too big to go under my tree. Sweet as sweet can be. Many times during my day I never get to thank so many people that influence my thoughts in so many ways. I am too busy trying to create the next invention to save lives. Like a life jacket but that was invented in 1854. Someone beat me to it. I think I am just 165 years behind the times. That doesn't surprise me one bit. I always seem to be pulling up the rear. A lot like a mule carrying the heavy load. Somebody has to do it. I am more of a worker and a dreamer. If they had a course in dreaming I would be head of my class. I want to thank you for inspiring me to write more. Even when I am confused and think nobody gets me you show me that glimmer of light. I love to write. Not because I am better than anyone else but the opposite I see and feel what other people miss.My day goes on and I still try to understand my mistakes of yesterday when so many people have moved on. I feel if I can fix yesterday's problems that today will be a breeze... Sometimes the opposite it is as if I started from scratch all over again.

DREAM ON (author) on December 27, 2019:

Bill Holland Once again I am pleasantly surprised by your visit. I had just written a comment and it disappeared to Never Never Land. I have Grammarly on my computer to help me pick up some mistakes. Sometimes it kicks in and boots me out into a different screen. When I try to get back I lose my page. It reminds me life is a working progress. If we stress too much on perfection we will get very little done. So I put most of my time on the meaning and less on the ideal model without fault. Some people can do both. I can only do one way. It is one of my biggest imperfections. As I dig deeper I see many more blemishes. So I change my direction and find something good that has become of my mistakes. I make sure never to have a microscope handy or I will probably have an instant heart attack. I find we all can get too critical of ourselves and it hurts more than it helps. So this year I plan on skim coating my day. I take the rough patches and make them smooth. I get too tired beating myself up for things I didn't do years ago. The list has grown exponentially over the years. My Christmas was a simple one. We only put a few decorations up and ran out of time. I know it seems hard to believe. It did happen and I see it with my own eyes. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. May each Christmas light up a different magical moment and be special in it's own way.

DREAM ON (author) on December 27, 2019:

Demas W Jasper I do have a lot of thoughts. Only a few made it to paper. The rest are still jumbled up somewhere in my head. I try to cut through the layers of fat and dig down deep into the juicy middle. Like a nice pork chop that gets its the flavor from the fat around it and when you cut into that pork chop, it is something else. It is so juicy and delicious. You want to savor every bite. I know after the meal is gone it won't be long before that memory will also fade. What is important is that memory will blend into the next moment and make it more special. Thank you for reading my poem. It is one way I find to pour my heart out. As I go back and correct a few spelling errors. I am pleased that you hung in there and saw through my faults. Life will never be perfect. It can be a little better each time we have friends who care enough to help us along the way. I hope your Christmas was a beautiful one and your New Year will be more exciting and fun. Have an amazing morning.

DREAM ON (author) on December 27, 2019:

Gypsy Rose Lee My wife and I had a challenging year. It was not without disappointments. On the bright side, we are back at it trying to rediscover the beauty that pushes it's the way through. Like a quarterback running behind his the front line blockers. He finds the tiniest little opening and takes advantage of that. He doesn't care that everywhere else is blocked. He doesn't have time to think about it. He has to decide and make his move instantly. His decision could be the deciding factor in the rest of the game. Everyone is counting on him. The pressure is on. All eyes are focused on him. Well, my life is far from that much excitement. I have to build it up a little to make it interesting. My life is a way more love and passion. So as we keep turning the key in the lock as we open the door to our home like thousands of times before. The same worn-out lock. The same hard solid door. That has taken all kinds of weather all year. Then once we are inside. Home not a house filled with every memory of the past and all new memories waiting to be made. Keep me informed of all the changes you see. Animals pick up on things a lot faster than people do. Wishing you and your loved ones an incredible day even after Christmas has come and gone. Happy New Year is in five more days. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 25, 2019:

This was the oddest Christmas in a long time. Usually, I manage to get through the toughest ones but this year I could not figure out what was wrong. The outside cats felt it too and two of them got into a colossal catfight and since I have been living here there have been no catfights. I am putting all my hopes now in 2020 and I hope it will be a bright and shiny year for me/ Wishing you all the best and an inspirational 202!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on December 25, 2019:

What a collection of Christmas thoughts and expressions. Thanks for sharing.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas, my friend! Loved the poem...it's all about memories past and making memories now, surrounded by love, and how cool is that?

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on December 25, 2019:

I think I would like to remember this poem! I'm glad you are happy most days. I am again, which is a wonderful gift on it's own. Thank you for writing these uplifting poems. I always feel better after reading your work. Merry Christmas!!

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