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Christmas Poem: Been Away For Long

Updated on November 24, 2016
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Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

“Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ”

— Mary Ellen Chase

Tis' the season of reunions


The season of joy and goodwill is also the season of wanting to come home, however long one has been away.

Reunions happen, relationships maybe rekindled.

This song is inspired by all those lost souls who have been away for long.

And the ones who want to return.

Back home. Back to the warmth of being wanted.

Back for Christmas.

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ”

— Roy L. Smith

Let this Christmas melody play as you read the poem

Been Away For Long


Chill wind it blows

As the world it slows

People hurry past

From its icy blast


Smoke curls to sky

From the chimneys high

My hope slips and glides

Down the frozen slides


Across the street

From the bus stop seat

I watch and wait

Staring at the gate


Snowy branches wave

As the tree stands brave

In the distant yard

And it hits me hard


Lost in mists of night

I’ve been away for long

I’m coming back to light

Where my heart belongs


Will I cross the road

Will I dare this time

Walk up to your door

Press the Christmas chime


Overhead dusk falls

Lonely bird it calls

Shadows stretch and spread

As I fill with dread


Do you think of me

Is there still a we

Have I crossed the line

Have I lost the shine


Is there still a flame

Amongst all the blame

Do you watch sometimes

Forgive me my crimes


I can never stray

Darling far away

As my life line

Is your love line


Lost in mists of night

I’ve been away for long

I’m coming back to light

Where my heart belongs


Will I cross the road

Will I dare this time

Walk up to your door

Press the Christmas chime


Christmas songs they play

All through every day

And the windows gleam

Silver golden dreams


Thousand lights they shine

As the cold hearts pine

For warmth of love

From the one above


Children laugh and flee

From the Christmas tree

Clutching gifts of joy

Every girl and boy


Tis’ the season of cheer

To be loved and near

Tis’ the season to be

Tis’ the season to see


Lost in mists of night

I’ve been away for long

I’m coming back to light

Where my heart belongs



Will I cross the road

Will I dare this time

Walk up to your door

Press the Christmas chime....


Will I cross the road

Will I dare this time

Walk up to your door

Press the Christmas chime....


♥♥♥

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect."

— Oren Arnold

© 2012 Mohan Kumar

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