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The ghost of my past Christmas

Updated on December 24, 2008

photo from birdfamilyart.blogspot.com

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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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      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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      Cherish77 8 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 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi, quicksand,

      Merry Christmas to you.

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      quicksand 8 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 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      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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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Dottie1,

      Happy holiday to you and thanks for commenting.

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      ellena  8 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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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

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

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Spryte,

      good to see you. Have a peaceful holiday.

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      spryte 8 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 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Cris,

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

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      Cris A 8 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