The ghost of my past Christmas

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My line couldn't come out, While everyone was waiting. I couldn't remember if I cried, I only knew they couldn't stop laughing.

It was before Christmas in 1965.

I was in the nursery play.

All eyes were on me,

But I forgot what to say.

My hands were sweating,

And my knees were shaking.

My line couldn't come out,

While everyone was waiting.

I couldn't remember if I cried,

I only knew they couldn't stop laughing.

 

Forty or so winters later,

I'm now older, though no wiser.

I often come up with the right lines now,

I have learned what, where, when and how.

The line that escaped me,

Actually returned every December.

So, before you think I'm going on forever,

My friend, let' do it all together.

Whatever you've planned, wherever you are,

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!"

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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

It's so nice to see you waxing nostalgic! a pleasant surprise, indeed! well, merry christmas to you and yours! and may the coming year be the best ever yet for all of us! :D


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Hi Cris,

season's greetings to you. Have a great year ahead.


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Benson -

Merry Christmas to you as well and the happiest of New Years.

spryte


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Spryte,

good to see you. Have a peaceful holiday.


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Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

Oh that's sweet. Just like you. Happy Holiday to you and yours!


ellena  7 years ago

simple and nice:)

Merry X'mas & a Happy New Year! We are having a totally white X'mas here:))


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear Dottie1,

Happy holiday to you and thanks for commenting.


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear ellena,

a white Christmas? I'm happy I'n not there. I just can't tolerate peace and quiet.

have a good one.


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quicksand 7 years ago

Hi Benson,

Here's wishing you a Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year.

Happy running too! Hope to see you as Hong Kong's representative in the next olymic games in all the track and field events!


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

hi, quicksand,

Merry Christmas to you.


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Cherish77 7 years ago

nice hub. reminds me of the days when my brothers, sister, cousin and I would do a little show for the family on Christmas at my Uncles. I miss those days. Now my daughter and her cousins like to put shows on for family.


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear Cherish77,

thanks for sharing your nostalgia. Where will we be without our past and our children to re-live it for us!

cheers.

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