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by Sandy Bell Brown

Sunday, December 28, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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As I sit in my kitchen
With my coffee mug just refilled
I begin to think about past holidays in my life
With both joy and sadness I’m filled.
The years stretch back quite a long way
My childhood was lonely at times
My Dad and my Mom and myself, all alone
The tree held few gifts, we had to pinch all the dimes.
Two years in college was all I could do
The world and the wonders kept calling my name
By 23 I was wise to those wonders of life
Surrounded by friends, but all alone just the same.
After a few years, I cleaned up my act
Joined the Guard, spent a summer on a hot Georgia base
Met a man there, then got married, had two kids later on
Life was good, then he left, now there’s lines on my face.
Many Christmases I’ve celebrated
And New Year’s Eve parties, too
Many were joyous, filled with laughter
Yet others were sad, kinda lonely and blue.
So goes the seasons, the times of our lives
Like the tides, there’s an ebb and a flow
Each year of life is a mystery, a quest
How it will work itself out, we can never know.
To me, that’s the thrill of life here on earth
What’s around each new corner and bend
Though my walk is now slower and my hair has much gray
I can’t wait to see how next year will end!


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Reviewed by Connie Faust 3/4/2009
This is March, 2009, yet I don't see any new offerings on your site, Sandy. I hope you have had a good start to this year.
This poem gives insight into your main life influences, some things hard to deal with. You still are upbeat and looking forward to what life has to offer. I especially love the enthusiasm of your last line, "I can't wait to see how next year will end!" May it be a year of God's blessings and of a new relationship--with Him!
Love, Connie
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 12/31/2008
Sandy, this is a deeply touching poem about the realities of life and the indominable spirit of someone still young at heart.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 12/30/2008
I so agree with your poem, Sandy, especially that final stanza. Great stuff :) Happy New Year! Michelle
Reviewed by Jean Pike 12/28/2008
I liked your poem, Sandy. Kind of sad, but kind of hopeful, too. May '09 be your best year yet :)
Reviewed by Cleve Sylcox 12/28/2008
I feel I know you better now, Sandy. I agree with Gene, next year maybe your year.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 12/28/2008
Well done, Sandy. I predict that next year will end happily
for you. -gene.

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