Shawn L. Bird

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poem- traditions December 24, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:55 pm
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Far from home,

surrounded by brown desert,

in a hotel room, alone,

a podcast plays the annual

Christmas Eve story

and the holiday arrives

despite the lack of snow,




or children.




CBC plays this beautiful Forsyth short story every year, and I always have a little tear over it.  The late Alan Maitland was a wonderful reader.


7 Responses to “poem- traditions”

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family.

  2. Beautiful… Happy Christmas to you, Shawn! Thanks for your awesome poetry!

  3. Merry Christmas, one day late. I was in Phoenix, yesterday, as well. Prescott, an hour and fifteen minutes to the north, got 9 inches of snow.

    • Yes! We were planning to head up to Sedona, but cancelled our reservation and stayed a couple days more in Tucson and went a day earlier to Phoenix avoiding that snow! But now we’re home, and DH is shovelling a foot off the driveway, while I’m cozy inside.

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