Then, I read a poem titled “Christmas Day” from my Christmas poetry book!
waking up earlier than we normally get up. It’s Christmas!
Christmas Day! the thrill of Christmas gifts fills our eyes
& we’re rushing from our rooms & heading towards the tree
brightly wrapped packages in cheerful colors with bows & ribbons around the tree
we shout with excitement
thrilled, exalted, joyous
we rush around & scarf down breakfast
we don’t want to wait another minute!
when we’re done we rush out towards the tree again
first we remove our stockings from the mantlepiece & dump them onto the floor
beautiful things spill out of them
we shout & smile thrilled by these gifts
then we move on to what’s under the tree, tearing the paper from the gifts
& being thrilled by what we see in front of us
so many dreams, so many wishes, so many hopes
Christmas Day is one of the best days of the year
the air is filled completely with happiness
& our souls are smiling
later on everyone’s in the kitchen cooking
making all the delicious things we’ll eat tonight
kind of like Thanksgiving all over again!
the delicious smell of eggnog
& main dishes & side dishes & rosemary & oregano & cinnamon
& cheesecake & everything else delicious & wonderful
filling the house;
we can’t wait to eat it all later!
then it’s Christmas Day dinner
& we all sit down at the table
the house in happy chaos
& us smiling with every cell in our bodies
we eat together
once more thankful for all that we’ve been blessed with
after dinner we talk & laugh some more
& when we go to bed that night
tired, smiling, aglow
we are so happy
for Christmas has come once more