I'd Rather Remember Christmas In July

I'd Rather Remember Christmas In July

A Poem by Marie Harrison
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A poem about enjoying life until the very end.

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I’d Rather Remember Christmas In July

 

Because we cannot rely that

you’ll be alive beyond July,

this year let’s have Christmas

in Hawaii and in the month of July.

 

What a high that will be to scuba

with Santa and ride waves

that seem  a mile wide.

 

Let’s kiss under the mistletoe,

Not in the snow drinking a cup of Joe,

But on the Hawaiian pier watching the undertow

Wearing our bikinis, swim trunks and flip flops,

Instead of our worn out matching house robes.

 

This year instead of presents,

Let’s give each other flowered leighs,

And besides watching for Santa’s sleigh,

We’ll scout for him hanging ten on a huge wave.

 

Usually a yuletide carol is sweet in December,

But won’t it be bitter sweet

when we look back and remember

Don Ho strumming his Hawaiian

Christmas songs under a beach cabana

Where everyone’s legs are long, tan and limber?

 

It’s spending Christmas with you

in Hawaii in July that I would rather remember

When you’re gone in December.

 

 

© 2010 Marie Harrison


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The contrast between hot and cold,tradition and not is great and reminds us we don't need to do the norm, life is for taking and enjoying.........great imagary, and a real uplifting emotion of happiness and opportunity!

Let’s kiss under the mistletoe,

Not in the snow drinking a cup of Joe,

But on the Hawaiian pier watching the undertow

Wearing our bikinis, swim trunks and flip flops,

Instead of our worn out matching house robes.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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what a memory it would be, this is a lovely piece. I liked it,

Posted 10 Years Ago


I just stumbled upon this,
and I'm happy that I found, it's beautiful.
And written in a good spirit, even the sadness
of "when your gone in December." made me happy,
loving, caring and amazingly written.

-j

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this poem.

Posted 10 Years Ago


great job.

Posted 10 Years Ago


The reason is rather sad but doing so would bring life long joy, I think.

Posted 10 Years Ago


I celebrate Christmas here in Cyprus, 25 degs and sunny. Lovely.
Doesn't matter where you are, it's what you make it :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


This is awesome I love it!

Posted 10 Years Ago


This piece of writing will probably inspire some readers to think (at least a little), about Christmas, what it means to them and how it fits into our year. Although not in verses of a standard length each (and sometimes not in rhyme), the meanings of this poem are pretty clear. Of course, people tend to associate Hawaiian life with warmth, sun and sea spray. What a complete (and perfect?) contrast to the Winter cold of Christmas? Then again, there are times when we need to take a step back, delay (or cancel) some act of pleasure in order to handle more important tasks or issues in our lives. Thankyou Marie, for sharing this poem with us!

Posted 10 Years Ago


yeah this was really cool work, and this was really innovative of you writing about Christmas in this context, it's so amazing. how can any of our celebrations be the same when our loved ones aren't with us? awesome!!

Posted 10 Years Ago


So Bittersweet - what a lovely sentiment, to live each day to the fullest. Perhaps a Hawaiian Festivus in July?

Really different, very emotive and well-expressed.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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