Memories at Christmas

The sky colored a steely gray

Bringing no brightness

That I could see

The Christmas tree

Sparkling and bright

Bringing colors into my life

And the slivery gleaming threads

Of the shimmering tinsel

Reflect many colors

Reminding me of silvery white tears

And with each teardrop

As they shimmer and turn about

One by one I see

The faces appearing

Of those dear ones

Who are not with me

And though it brings some sadness

There is also gladness

That they are here with me

And as I look up toward the sky

Full of stars twinkling above

I can count the smiles

They’ve left behind

Filling my mind full of

Precious memories

Like bright diamonds in my heart

To be with them

Though they are far from reach

Brings the magic of Christmas is

Filling my home with love and happiness

Knowing that they are near

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee

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juneaukid 2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Beautifully written with rich spirituality!


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wetnosedogs 2 years ago from Alabama

Wonderful. Love the Christmas tree pictures


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My Cook Book 2 years ago from India

Its sweet... Nice hub :)


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Glad to see that none of the tragedies of 2013 touched you personally, and that Christmas glows inwardly, lighting the way to 2014. A recent piece of mine also mentioned "tears" though my mention was of "icicle tears."


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Memories of past Christmases can be so poignant. Love the photos, too.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Awesome! Beautifully written. Memories of loved one who are gone leaves us sad but knowing they are near is a blessing. Thank you. I love Judy Garland. Thank you...


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Beautiful tribute to your loved ones that are now watching over you from heaven. I too think about all those I have lost during the Christmas season. The memories are bittersweet. Hope you had a blessed Christmas my friend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you all have a bright and shiny New Year.

Glad you enjoyed this juneaukid.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs. The picture of the big tree was taken at a mall.

Glad you enjoyed this My Cook Book.

Nice to hear from you Demas. Yes, thank God we managed to get through this year. Icicle tears I like that makes me visualize them dripping.

Glad you enjoyed this and the pics Blossom. Memories come most often on the holidays.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby. We miss our loved ones most on the holidays. Judy always sang wonderfully.

Glad you enjoyed this Linda. Yes, memories of loved ones come most often at holiday time.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

what a soft spiritual wonderful write happy holidays Gyspy


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

The holidays can be a difficult time. I know they leave me feeling lonely and somewhat disappointed in mankind - just the opposite of what they're 'supposed' to do!

i love your take on the season, Rasma. Turn tears and tinsel into diamonds and feel your loved ones surround you - in any form!

Beautiful...

Merry Christmas dear..


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

Rasma you have touched the heart with this beautiful poem. Each one of us has memories and tears for those who are no longer with us, and Christmas is a time to truly remember them and hopefully glory in what they have added to our lives.

Voted up, awesome and beautiful.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that all you wish for will come true in the New Year.

Glad you enjoyed this Frank.

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Christmas affects people in many different ways.

Christmas is made of memories and longing for loved ones Mary. Thanks for the vote.


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Christmas is a time we remember previous get-togethers with family no longer here & I understand totally what you mean here - sadness mixed with a warm glow thinking of our departed loved ones.

Love the idea of the twinkling lights representing tears and then the shining spirits coming back to us. Your poetry gives us a warm feeling of peace and memories at this family time. Lovely!

Happy New Year to you and yours! Ann


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed this Ann. I always remember the most at Christmas time. Hope you and your family are having a great start to the New Year.


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Happy and blessed NewYear gypsy-rose -lee.

Wisely chosen decorative poetic verbiage " Memory of Christmas" carry on magic of the season in our hearts' awareness that ' those dear ones are near, " - year around.

Up and beautiful.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Christmas always makes memories shine the brightest Michael. Hope you and your family are having a great start to the New Year. Thanks for the vote.

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