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Simple Christmas Memories
by Annabel Sheila

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Memories of Christmases past are treasures I intend to hold onto.....Growing up in a large family, with two loving parents....Christmas was always magic, even when times were tough....


Tree always far from perfect,
One side had branches too few,
But we never saw a single flaw
For children never do!
Lights and garland old and worn,
Seen better days its true ,
But they sparkled in our eyes
As if they were brand new!
Wishing for things we never got,
Contented all the same,
With all the children in the world,
We were happy that Santa came!
Mom and Dad and seven of us
Gathered round our Christmas tree.
And even when times were really tough
We were filled with Christmas glee!
Always plenty of turkey and sweets,
To share with family and friends,
And I’d give everything I have
For Christmas like that again!

© Annabel Sheila

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 12/21/2010
Me too.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/1/2010
Sounds familiar. Wishing was half the fun and even if they didn't come true there was no disappointment. Patrick
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/29/2010
You have awakened wonderful memories, Annabel; and shared your very well via your verses here. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Daniel Keith 11/27/2010
Love this one Annabel. My wife would so love to have a christmas like she did as a child. With the children all grown and families spread apart, we can only dream of those days and cherish them in our memories. May God bless you every day of your life.

Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 11/26/2010
Wonderful! Every year I wish that my family could feel a real Christmas as I did when I was a child. Then our tree was strung with popcorn and cranberries and the ornaments all hand made but they were the best trees ever. You've captured the nostalgia so well. I hope to see this on our special page at TWF.

Blessings Always,
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 11/25/2010
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/24/2010
You are not alone. Seems Christmas has become too commercial for many....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/24/2010
You and I both Anna, there were nine of us kids in my family, and we never had much but Christmas was always special and magical, perhaps that is why I still love it so and enjoy being Santa each year.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/24/2010
Very fine holiday sentiments expressed. Happy holidays to you and yours.

Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 11/24/2010

This brings such a warm, loving, relaxing feeling. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you.

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 11/24/2010
Annabelle, I have no doubt that you do have Christmas' like that again, but now the memories are building within the minds and hearts of your next generation.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/24/2010
I have to agree. Our Christmas's were always good, in spite of internal rumbles.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 11/24/2010
Full of warmth and lyrical joy.
Happy Thanksgiving Anna.
Reviewed by Richard King 11/24/2010
Anna, ME TOO. Nicely done, thanks Dick
Reviewed by John Silkstone 11/24/2010
A real Christmas feel about this poem, just as it should be.
Your thoughts are fond memories to you. As I hope the thoughts are of the young children in the Bulgarian orphanages, who’s faces are a joy to see when they receive their shoebox gifts this Christmas.

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