As Christmas Approaches

As Christmas Approaches
As Christmas Approaches…a wish for all at TCE

When all is done,
aspirations complete, past all reconciled
and forgiveness accepted for all we’ve done:
all mistakes, all hurt and regret
tucked away within acknowledgement,
what then do we know of life,
what is of most importance?

Love and family are all we need,
for in the end that supersedes all else,
our striving and struggles just an echo of waters past,
and tis love we hold dear,
our family near that defines our lives so simply,
that have enriched us beyond words,
our very foundation in living.

Christmas, a religious celebration,
is to me about family and those whom we love,
sharing a day in one single vision,
to appreciate from where we have come,
and where we are going,
each life unique and independent,
yet choosing to share within the embrace of love.

Happiness is grown from loving and being loved,
and Christmas is a time for acceptance,
for past contentions to fade
and to know what family is, from aging to newborn life,
the same blood coursing through our veins,
an ancestry enriching each new union
and abiding a common ground.

I wish all my friends at TCE a joyous Christmas,
with family and those you love,
and may the new year be blessed
with health and good fortune for all.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

10 thoughts on “As Christmas Approaches

  • December 19, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    So loving and heart warming this verse, Tony. So beautiful, and your joyous Christmas wish is so lovely. Thank you, Tony, for being you. May you and your loved ones also have a joyous Christmas and blessed New Year.

  • December 19, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Thank you so much Phyllis, likewise. Enjoy the season and thank you for your continued support and friendship.x

  • December 20, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    I have to ask – Is that your son and his family, Tony? Every time I see that pic I think he sure looks like you. Lovely Christmas photo.

    • December 20, 2016 at 6:02 PM

      No Phyllis, just off the pics site. Couldn’t find anything appropriate.

  • December 20, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    Such a lovely message is indeed a time for remembering and cherishing family and friends and for being thankful for their love and support..wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year…and thank you so much for the gift of your friendship and support..

  • December 20, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    And the same to you Anjana, so pleased you joined the site; its wonderful to maintain the friendship and to enjoy your beautiful work. Take care.

  • December 22, 2016 at 1:50 AM

    A wonderful poetic message. Merry Christmas to you and yours and an inspirational and healthy 2017.

  • December 22, 2016 at 2:02 AM

    Same to you and you family Rasma, Merry Christmas and for a healthy and prosperous new year. Cheers!

  • December 22, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    Such a lovely and true message, there is no greater love, than the unconditional love of family. Christmas bringing us all a little closer.

    Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas Tony. I thank you for your friendship, and kind hearted spirit.


  • December 22, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Merry Christmas to you Mel and to your beautiful family, wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2017. Take care my poetic friend. Tony x


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