Christmas Memories #poetry

Daddy it’s been five long years

many miles many tears

Christmas  the sweetest times

memories so clear

Paper Bag masked santa

a bug making set the next

we weren’t together often

but you made every moment last

I still have things on the tree

they were yours

now they are mine

memories yes sweet sir

you and I in younger times

Thanks to One Stop for letting me feature those who will not be with us this Christmas but are there in the lights and the sounds all the same.


55 thoughts on “Christmas Memories #poetry

  1. This is poignant and lovely. Wonderful picture that you posted.

    My father died 20 years and my brother not yet two. I have no living grandparents, and all but one aunt are gone. May those with family draw members near, and may our hearts always hold our memories of those we love.

    Merry Christmas, Leslie.


      1. Anonymousi miss the MT looks like a good day for caramel apple cider. tinakg a walk with the wife around the town and wearing or scarves. or not what ever suites your fancy!


    1. I had a pic of my dad in a very sad Santa outfit the ‘mask’ was a reddish paper sack with cotton glued on
      thanks for everything


  2. Moondustwriter! With this posting (Oh! my) some readers will be crying, because of those memories so dear…and some not so dear. And even though you and he were not as much together made those time even more clear today.

    The tree–without the Christmas annual tree we (well, I!) might have long forgotten those moments which span generations with significant keepsake items hanging. I loved this…so short, yet with such length. So sweet!


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  3. Liked the way you used “Daddy” to imply your inner child, as though the imagery was so vivid, that you were actually transported back to that innocence of childhood. Thank you for sharings this.

    Merry Christmas one and all.


  4. Dear, dear girl, that is so lovely and so sad. It’s a wonderful tribute to your Dad. Losing a parent right before the holidays leaves a place in your heart that always aches at this time of year. You know that I know.

    I hope that you and yours have a warm and wonderful Christmas.

    BIG hug to you!


    1. Just stumbled upon your blog and abtluosely love it been snooping through your archives and loving your eclectic style and gorgeous pics! I’ve been to New York once a few years ago but would abtluosely love to go back and even more so after seeing these pics. The second last pic with the fuzzy skyscrapers in the background is my fav 🙂


  5. Liked the way you used “Daddy” to imply your inner child, as though the imagery was so vivid, that you were actually transported back to that innocence of childhood. Thank you for sharing this.

    Merry Christmas one and all.


  6. It is bittersweet to pull out those memories and hold them in your hands Leslie. The sweet is there mixed in with the tears though. Keep those smiles close while the tears fall. They will be with us yet. Merry Christmas


      1. Missy is very talented and so woferdnul with my girls! It always seems like there was no way to get them both to smile and every time I have beautiful pictures of them. Not to mention how affordable she is!


      2. yes i would probably end up doing both thuogh. alot of things have gone wrong in my life, things i would change, things i want to change right now but i now i can’t. but still i probably would if it was possible and they asked me to do it. the real question is thuogh, would you?!?!


  7. Beautiful tribute to your father Leslie, and agree with Maureen, drawing family near. Mine being so far…my phone…mail…cards….
    I may write a Christmas poem…regarding…family. I wrote one in Associated Content, however is not being seen so much/not pertaining just to family…
    Cherished memories sweet Leslie! Thank you! *hugs & well wishes for your holidays! All the days to come! ~April 🙂


  8. What beautiful heart felt words of love for your father & your memories of him. It was tender piece to read. Warm Wishes to you Moon for Christmas & the New Year! His love will remain always alive in your heart & mind. Take Care!


  9. Lordy, you’ve been busy. You make me feel a slug. What great work you’ve accomplished while getting Christmas together and all the rest. This was so touching and sweet. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a great new year. Thank you so much for coming into my life, sweet one. Gay


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  11. hi sugar– well, this is a tear jerker. I have a piece in the new oil & water anthology that just came out about my father I wish I could share w/ you– I’ll try to e-mail it next week. love, Jenne’


  12. Good memories are treasured memories and it’s always nice to have something to remember loved ones by, whether it’s something tangible or simply a memorable time of the year, like Christmas.

    I hope you had a great Christmas and wish you all the best for 2011.


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