Seasonal Stirrings

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - InForm Poet:
Childhood Christmas Sonnet

"Staying within our theme (Christmas), recall a moment from your youth or a childhood memory and write it in the form of a sonnet!"

We looked forward to each Christmas season
to visit our cousins, and see their tree.
There had to be a pretty good reason
for Dad to drive, Long Island from Canarsie.

How frequently it snowed on Christmas Day.
As bumper to bumper, we crawled along,
my sister and I whining all the way.
We finally arrived, and rushed headlong

into a house where aromas of pine
and roast mingled in the festive air.
Stephen played Santa, watching faces shine.
How I wish to go back to those days without care.

It pains me that most of those present have passed,
but I have these memories I know will last.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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