Christmas in the Heart

Christmas in the Heart

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

Christmas in the Heart


Carolers fill the brisk cold air with song,

Joy permeating the atmosphere is time.

Shoppers in search of the perfect present,

Hoping to bring sparkles to loved ones eyes.

Hot chocolate dotted with marshmallows

Styrofoam cups serving as hand warmers.


The perfect Christmas tree is selected…

Carried home to beautifully adorn.

Lights hugging branches in a tight embrace,

Shining brightly in a dimly lit room.

Peacefulness within becoming new once more,

Humming beloved hymns, Christmas in the heart


Gingerbread cookies baking in oven

Warms the whole house with the Christmas spirit.

Stockings hung purely for decoration,

Each belonging to family members.

Presents wrapped with love, red ribbons and bows

Are soon placed beneath the lovingly tree.


Many aren’t celebrating this sad year,

As loved ones are no longer among us.

It’s just not the same without their sweet smiles.

Yet, their memory become crystal clear

During this special season, beloved true,

For this is the gift...  Christmas in the heart.


Melinda McQueen Rodgers

December 4, 2021

© 2021 Melinda McQueen

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This is so touching, nicely expressed

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Tags: Christmas, love, missing loved one at Christmas


Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen


Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..