Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Time Rhyme


Every year (well, most every year;) I write a little holiday poem for my family. Writing has always been my first love and this is just a way for me to share my thoughts at the holidays.

This first "poem" I wrote back in 1998 -- pre-kids! I will try to share a rhyme each day this week... Enjoy!

A Woman's Version of Christmas
Well, it starts in November
With the holiday sales
And browsing through catalogs
To shop through the mail.

Next comes the decorating
It's time to deck the halls,
And the mantles and the staircases
And every inch of the walls.

Then it's hours of baking
Enough for a crowd
Twelve batches of cookies --
Martha Stewart would be proud.

We sew homemade stockings
And make holiday crafts
We bake breads and make fudge
Just about anything from scratch.

Did I mention the cards?
The hundred plus we send
And the "small" gatherings we host
For family and friends.

We wrap all the presents
Make our own holly wreaths
And in the middle of all that
Prepare the Christmas Day feast.

And as much as we want
To cut back, to start over
We'll do the same thing next year
But start in October.


A Man's Version of Christmas
Hang the lights on the house
Spend an hour at the mall
There's more cookies than usual
And two straight weeks of football.

3 comments:

RIZZI said...

HI CAROLINE,
I LOVE YOUR POEM, I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE NEXT ONE. YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK OF POEMS, THAT WOULD BE SO LOVELY. FINISHED MY SHOPPING, JUST HAVE TO WRAP, WILL DO SOME BAKING TOMORROW, JACKIE BAKED ALL DAY TODAY. SHE MAKES THE BEST COOKIES. I'M GOING TO MAKE MY PECAN TASSIES, AND SOME OTHER ONES, NOT SURE WHAT THEY ARE YET. WELL, CAROLINE I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Federica said...

Wish you a very merry Christmas! I'll be back online early January.
Hugs & Love
Federica

Jill said...

How Cute!