To Count Christmas Blessings

To Count Christmas Blessings
To Count Christmas Blessings

To Count Christmas Blessings

I

The toll taken to share love of Christmas

during this gathering of families

to provide fare including pastries

prepared the morning after Midnight Mass.

When Aunts and Uncles fill a living room

to feel a certain bondage to baked goods

cornucopia of different foods

my Sister-In-Law is trying to “Zoom.”

Pray every day but I am no angel

along with children who begin to wake

a miracle of gifts under the tree.

Amazing what the children’s manners tell

as Grandma gives her gift a little shake

and Father shares his Bourbon’s red-faced glee.

II

As if the year has promised up this day

a day when relatives try to find tune

to carols played by niece till afternoon

each gift unlocked unpacked given away.

Lascivious in my lewd leftist thought

as politics around the room rumble

all Moms by the tree begin to grumble

as arguments will end as peace is sought.

There is too much homely tomfoolery

we will weary the ones who refresh us

and prepare Christmas Merriment for all.

Along with all this dancing by the tree

a brother opens package without fuss

such joy this morning before breakfast call.

III

There is nothing taking minds of feasting

this Christmas Pedlars silken treasuries

of ornaments with million memories

a world where estranged loved ones try speaking.

To simmer up some grey Marxist nightmares

wonderlands full of free loading snowmen

where outside busy children build a grin

to let off steam embrace outdoor affairs.

No matter there is no lack of love here

this Happy Holiday embraces us

along with gifts we hold close to our hearts.

Over a Christmas ham we volunteer

a prayer with a friendly toast to bless

our family before the New Year starts.

 

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “To Count Christmas Blessings

  • December 12, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    Families are truly a blessing at Christmas time – even with all the hassle and arguments. A lovely poem, Jamie, I love it!

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  • December 14, 2021 at 1:49 PM
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    Nice picture in words of the family sharing Christmas…except…”Hey, No Political Rumblings during the Holiday!”…should be the Golden Rule. Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season to you. Enjoyed your Christmas Poetry.

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  • December 20, 2021 at 6:58 AM
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    Thank you Phyllis and Steve. I hope you are having a wonderful Holiday and Merry Christmas! Jamie

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