There have been many new followers here on Drawn2Life this year. I want to welcome ALL of you! I am really so glad you are here! I’m hoping those of you who have been with me for a while won’t mind a few poems written from past holidays. I love pulling them out along with all our decorations for our home. We decorated our tree the day after Thanksgiving and put up all the other festive decor sprinkled here and there throughout the house. Lots of fun!
But it also makes me a bit weepy. Memories come flooding in with each ornament we hang on the tree. And with every decoration there’s a story. I thought of this poem, written last year one evening as I gazed at our decorated tree which didn’t yet have presents under it. I hope you enjoy this poem as well as any holiday traditions you might enjoy with your family this week!
P.S. The above drawing was made with one line, from the angel to the bottom of the tree. See if you can follow it!:)
A Christmas Line
If you followed a line from the angel on your tree
All the way down to where presents should be
Would you revisit memories of the years gone by
Curling ‘round ornaments with a twinkle in your eye?
Would you find yourself there when your babies were born?
When they made preschool ornaments, now shabby and torn?
Would you see faces of friends who made or gave one to you?
Would you relive your childhood, tracing baubles from then too?
And as your line meandered through santas and stars,
Penguins and trees, toy trains and cars…
Would you find ‘neath your tree more gifts than you could count?
Dazzled by the ache as your memories mount?
Your line would’ve found, from the angel to the earth
A trove of presents that fill you with mirth.
Though the tree will soon fill with wrapped boxes underneath
They can never surpass what I’ve already received.