Shawn L. Bird

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poem- Christmas Eve December 24, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:33 pm
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is empty

except for memories

It’s really too much effort

setting up that Christmas tree.

The young folks all use email

so there weren’t many cards received

The avenue is packed with snow

that’s falling unrelieved

They won’t risk driving anywhere

on that they are agreed.

Celebrations are in the past

as memories are retrieved

That’s the magic of the season,

and the truth of

Christmas Eve.




Merry Christmas to those who are alone, working, or happily avoiding celebrations.

PS. The shape was supposed to be a Christmas tree, but I’m thinking it looks more like an elf silhouette.  What’s your take?


32 Responses to “poem- Christmas Eve”

  1. The Arizona ground is bare and three empty-nesters sit in a living room, and enjoy the fire anyway Merry Christmas, Shawn and Mr.

  2. mihrank Says:

    May this holiday season sparkle and shine. May all your wishes and dreams come true and may you feel this happiness all year round.

  3. Merry Christmas Shawn!! Here is my favorite Christmas song! Santa Baby! “Original Song 1953” Eartha Kitt! Cat Woman!! The Sexy Chanteuse!

    • About 4 years ago I was teaching at a high school where a senior math teacher sang this to the principal at the ‘last day before the holidays assembly’ aka ‘talent show.’ It was very steamy, much to the amusement (shock?) of the students. 🙂

  4. Hector Says:

    Looks like the trees I used to cut for Christmas 🙂 Alone but not lonely, that may be the key. No tree here but a few scattered presents. More commercial pressure than tradition I guess. But love for my only daughter surpass any traditions and looking at her reminds me about the true meaning of the season. Nothing else matters 🙂 Merry Christmas

  5. kiwiskan Says:

    definitely a Christmas tree

  6. tpa72 Says:

    Looks like a tree to me. Merry Christmas! Nice poem.

  7. Merry Christmas, Shawn! Your words have sure been a gift to me.

  8. Dilemma for individuals and the bahumbugs!!

  9. Lorien Says:

    NIce! I saw the tree immediately. 🙂 Have a restful holiday!

  10. Mice Valenti Says:

    Hello. Merry Christmas! 🙂 I just wanna let you know that I like your poems. I also write poems in my blog but yours are way, way much better. By reading your poems, I learn. So thank you and keep up the good work. 🙂

  11. The minute I saw it, I saw a christmas tree shape. Nice post!

  12. Jarrod C Says:

    Merry Christmas Shawn! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  13. Happy Christmas! Having feasted we are now relaxing with a venice spritz and listening to the girls talking soup and tattoos….. Enjoys your quiet Christmas 🌲❄️⛄️

  14. dpnoble Says:

    I saw Christmas tree right away!

  15. georgiakevin Says:

    I was ill for most of last week so have just found your enchanting poem! You are a lady with a wonderful heart who is a talented poet.. As much as I enjoy creating new Christmas memories with my adult children my heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones this time of year who are alone but you wrote about it so much better than I can.

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