Thursday, September 07, 2006

My BitterSweet Christmas

The songs of Christmas and my grandchildren’s laughter
Bring joy to my heart and cause me to remember
Of a long ago time, a time now long gone
When I was young and awaited the promise of Christmas and December

How simple those days were, with both Mother and Father
With my sister and little brother, life was so carefree
Now she is estranged and he is busy with a family of his own
I remember, once upon a time, when we played beneath the Christmas tree

I remember too, when I was a young father, with a wife of my own
How we struggled back then, in the years past
To give our children, Deedee, Lori, Meranda, Andrew and Savannah
A Christmas of their own, and memories of their family that will always last

And so, my wife and I enter the beginning of our winter years
We are grandparents now, older, somewhat wiser, steadier and grayer
McKayla, Mariah, Sidney, Nathan, Trevor and Maddie
God has blessed us with grandchildren, one of them an Angel, always in our prayers

Yes, the songs of Christmas and my grandchildren’s laughter
Bring joy to my heart and cause me to remember
Of a long ago time, a time now long gone
When I was young and awaited the promise of Christmas and December



Randy James De La O, Nathan's Pop Pop

3 comments:

frank said...

Randy,

I have to tell you that you're a gifted writer.

Not to many people can take pen and put their thoughts on paper like you do.

Frank

Randyman said...

I just saw your comment Frank, thanks for the kind words.

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