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



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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 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days 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 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days 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 5 Days Ago


Gee

5 Days 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 5 Days Ago


Gee

5 Days Ago

Thank you for commenting Avia
Deeply moving, Gee. I can relate to this heartfelt write. Wonderfully written. Take care.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Gee

5 Days Ago

Thank you Tiana
a sorrowful tribute. the holidays and times of family gathering brings us face-to-face with the reality of loss. in the spirit of Christmas, let's hold onto life as we have it and greet such days with courage & hope while we cling to the memories and spirits of those who have passed ...

Posted 6 Days Ago


Gee

6 Days Ago

Cheers Pete
Was at a funeral today.
Was thinking the same.
Christmas could easily be cancelled some years.


Posted 6 Days Ago


Gee

6 Days Ago

Indeed, we sometimes lose ourselves up our own arses and cannot see the important stuff going on. Ho.. read more
wow, i surely relate to this...first Holiday season without my dad...
although he stopped carving many years ago---he was almost 98...lots of Christmases lots of carving in his time.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Hi Jacob, if you’d care to read my reply to Johns review you will find that you and your father ar.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

6 Days Ago

i appreciate the piece, very much.
Gee

6 Days Ago

Thank you..
Oh my gosh, I was feeling this way this morning with the passing of my mom who I miss so dearly. You have conveyed in words the sentiments so many feel around this time of year. A profound and touching write. Cheers!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. Although my mum alive and kicking I posted a poem called " A mother's p.. read more
What an emotionally charged festive write, I miss mine all the time. A great write and one that left me with a lump in my throat...Seasons Greetings, Neville

Posted 1 Week Ago


Gee

1 Week Ago

Thank you Neville
Neville Pettitt

1 Week Ago

My pleasure, glad to be of service....Neville

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Added on December 2, 2017
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Milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom



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