A Poem by Haley Lynn Thomas

I hope you're enjoying

your first Christmas in heaven.

That there's all your favorite foods,

and that you actually like the coleslaw.

I hope that you save me a seat,

even if it sits empty for the next sixty years.


I hope that there's a tree.

That it's decorated with pretty lights.

That if you look close enough into the ornaments

in their golden reflection you can see me.

Like a mirror that shows you all the memories.


I hope you know I'd give up my presents

For all the Christmases of the rest of my life.

If it somehow meant I could even just call you.

Just hear you say you love me one last time.

Because I know you hear me say it every night.


I hope there are still presents

for you to unwrap.

I hope you know all I really wanted this year

was for you to be here.


So save me a seat at your table in heaven,

because someday years from now,

we will be celebrating together again.

© 2016 Haley Lynn Thomas

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Added on December 24, 2016
Last Updated on December 24, 2016


Haley Lynn Thomas
Haley Lynn Thomas

Columbus, OH

I write poetry, short stories, and novellas. Most of my poetry is inspired by real people and events in my life. more..