Join Free! | Login 

   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Mike Monahan, iValerie, iAlan Greenhalgh, iBlak Rayne, iOralya Ueberroth, iBonnie Milani, iNancy Jardine, i
  Home > Mainstream > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

J. Allen Wilson

  + Follow Me   

· 1,604 titles
· 11,754 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: May, 2003

   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

· Glimpse OF An Angel

· Whispers Of The Heart

· Before Darkness Falls

Short Stories
· The Thanksgiving That Was and The Silver Star

· “Ceremony of the Gift”

· Twice Loved and Twice Left

· A Boy and His Journey

· The Death Of Josiah Johnson/ 2nd installment

· The Death Of Josiah Johnson

· The Daddy Long-Back Letters Continued

· The Daddy Long-Back Letters

· Train A Child In The Way He Should Go…PT. 2

· Train A Child In The Way He Should Go…

· Gifts and the Parable of the Talents

· South Carolina’s Medicaid Travesty

· Love and Second Chances; God’s Gift

· How Do We Un-Love

· Absolute Love

· Hope Revealed

· Its Only 50 Cents

· It Breaks My Heart…

· The Death Of Tybee Island;

· After The Attack On America

· Sad But True

· A Tribute to Clint…

· JD’s Rose - Nicole

· Thank You Baby For Loving Me

· A Birthday Prayer

· Get Thee Behind Me Satan

· The End Of Times

· Love This Side Of Heaven

· Field Of Dreams, Tomorrow’s Not There

· Love Is…

         More poetry...

J. Allen Wilson, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by J. Allen Wilson
  2001 Christmas Tears
by J. Allen Wilson
Thursday, December 16, 2004
Not rated by the Author.

Share   Print   Save

Recent poems by J. Allen Wilson
•  Sad But True
•  A Tribute to Clint…
•  JD’s Rose - Nicole
•  Thank You Baby For Loving Me
•  A Birthday Prayer
           >> View all 1,553

2001 Christmas Tears



Oh how time has stolen the smile from your face,

for the months have chased the years,

as my memories of you

are slowly erased.


Oh how cruel to me it seems…

of this unending fate.

One, which never hastens,

 one that is never late.


For I tried just yesterday,

To recall unto me…

the last words that you ever said,

the last thoughts to me... before your spirit did flee.


But my memory…

Like that of the time it feeds

Will also… all too soon,

Join that of others

in that final race to grief.


The race to the finish

The sprint….to the gallop

then to the full and unbridled run


Off now so quickly

now am I

To this land


 Decembers setting sun.


Oh my Lord…

Its Christmas again,

Pray tell...

Why can I not recall

The last words

Of her dying,

gasping breath?


Its Christmas Lord…

And I wonder…

I wonder about it all.


J. Allen Wilson © 2004


2001 Christmas Tears


























Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/17/2009
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEAVENLY BEAUTIFUL, VERY SAD POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/2/2005
well done
Reviewed by jude forese 12/17/2004
a very sad, beautiful poem ...
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 12/17/2004
Wow Chills and Tears, Beautifully written about the sadness that 'heals' sometimes too much.
Merriest of Christmas' and many Blessed years to follow.
xoox to all near and dear,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/17/2004
powerful stuff, j. allen! well done! i can relate; i really felt it the christmas after my mother died (she died in march in 90), and it never gets easier; but we can rely on god to help us through the dark days. that's what i do, and that is what gets me through. praying for peace and understanding for you; god blsss you this holiday season and always!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/17/2004
Powerful heartfelt piece, J. Allen, and a feeling many of us often get at the Holidays, thinking of loved ones now gone. My father passed away three years ago, and the Holidays are just not the same for me now.
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer 12/17/2004
Very powerful thoughts here. I think you made me realize why the holidays become sadder as I grow older - each year there seems to be one less person in the room. Even though grandchildren replace grandparents in the seats, the grandparents are still missing. You took me to the bittersweet with this.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/17/2004
You touched the sadness of loss's before Christmas. I lost my ex mother in law the month before Christmas. It was a very strange year. We smiled and carried on for the kids.
Reviewed by Janet Parker 12/17/2004
This is excellent, Allen. It made me tear up. I am so glad to be a part of a group of people who actually "feel" and express those emotions. Beautiful, sad write.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 12/17/2004
J. Allen, I could feel the sadness in this one, while you recalled your emotions as though to stay in touch with a precious but fleeting moment of time.
I think there are as many tears shed at Christmas, as there are glees of joy. Sometimes all in the same breath.
Excellently penned. Merry Christmas Allen!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/17/2004
You know Al, you do pain and sadness with the bestest imagery, without ever saying the actual words...Ed
Reviewed by Silke Lance, Dr. Ph (Reader) 12/16/2004
Very sad...

Well written.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/16/2004
It seems that the duality of light and darkness is amplified at Christmastime.We all have so many memories, yet details elude us sometimes because we are overwhelmed with loss. Superb poem Allen!
(got the book today;-)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/16/2004
A very sad and heart wrenching write, Allen. I can feel your pain pouring through your pen. I am so sorry for your loss.
Take care,
Popular Poetry (Mainstream)
  1.  in time for Mother's Day
  2.  The Gift of Communication
  3.  Closing Doors Behind You
  4.  Disposable Love
  5.  unraveling...
  7.  Talk the Talk
  8.  Talking to an Ancient Moonah Tree.
  9.  Pi Day
  10.  R E D

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.