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Who Will Carve This Christmas

Who Will Carve This Christmas

A Poem by Gee
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Missing loved ones

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The messages shorter, less sincere than in previous years,
the black ink used reflecting his mood
as his pen dragged laboriously across snow white Christmas cards,
each glib, festive greeting sealed with kisses
from lips chapped by sorrows cold winds.
His favourite time of year now dreaded,
bad enough one empty chair at the table.

They'd not discussed who'd bless, carve,
it was as if not talking might somehow make it easier,
instead the opposite,
trepidation and a wishing the day over filled his heart.
And then tears, tears that fell sorely, unashamedly, freely,
as the last card read before not writing

"To a very special father at Christmas time "











© 2017 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Written with Jacob in mind...

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The year of firsts after the death of a loved one is the most difficult. It never really gets easy, but the sharp pain and the feeling of emptiness does fade just a bit. My thoughts are with you, my friend. The emotions expressed here are relatable and very honest. Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


dear Gee... a very touching poem encompassing the loss of a father.
A classic expression of the sentiments at Christmas time. Love the tone and melody of your poetry. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Patricia. Hope you are enjoying Christmas
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

Gee... Wishing you and yours a blessed and prosperous New Year 2018... Pat
The holidays make remembrance of the dead a real b***h sometimes. I understand what this is about, and though I find the person who's loss this is about to be kind of a d********g faux community college intellectual, he truly does have my support and sympathy. He's a good man, a better man than me. I'm just an a*****e who occasionally understands how petty and meaningless everything else is in the face of things like this... which is worth far less than being like that every minute of every day.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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JohnsDavidburg

1 Month Ago

Why did you delete your response? There is never any need for that.
Gee

1 Month Ago

Good Morning, God only knows. I must have posted something shite or inappropriate.
a beautiful tribute my friend,merry christmas

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you. Written with Jacob in mind as he lost his father earlier this year
Incredibly sad, and touching. The lucky ones will experience this sorrow, which only comes from losing a loved one held so dearly. The unlucky won't ever know the difference- they've never known this love

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Indeed. The down side to loving so deeply is the heartbreak that comes with losing. I just hope I po.. read more
D. Connolly

2 Months Ago

Thank-you. I'm getting back to work. The ideas are starting to boil over
Readers won't have to look far into this verse to identify with the sadness. We've all had to reflect on the empty chair at one time of another.

Nicely done.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you..
Oh, this is sad. Like Annette, there are so many empty chairs at our holiday table. Your words are strong and moving.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you, written with Jacobs loss earlier this year in mind.....luckily he approves
“Bad enough one empty chair at the table”- so many empty chairs - too many to count now. You summon them all to my mind and heart with your undeniable words, Gee. The love around us is our reality- the only reality of our existence, to be treasured in the short sweet moment that it exists. Great write.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you Annette
This just moved me. We should hold the loved ones we still have very close, especially during holidays like this. Very emotional piece.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

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