Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 24, 2019

Happy Christmas Eve

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RUTH SANDERSON: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

‘I’m coming home’  

I’m coming home-
The morning hue spewed-
We were children pulling shades-

Outside our shared bedroom door-
Breakfast was happening-
Coffee – Cocoa – Eggs and bacon with toast

First though – after the shades-
Christmas stockings were at our feet-
Having found their way to our bedroom floor-

Then when stockings were emptied-
Breakfast had-
We’d – all of us – be headed home-
Where Grandpa and Grandma were waiting-

Grandma will have decorated-
The house would adorn all colors-
Popcorn would be hung on the tree-
And presents would overflow

It wasn’t that though-
Which kept out legs restless-
It was Grandpa and Grandma
Their persons-
Their hugs-
It was Grandpa picking us up-
Nuzzling our faces with his gristle-
Then calling us Honey

We’d watch the man in the kitchen-
His large frame and forearms welcoming us-
The smell of Ham – Pork and Turkey-
His sweet drink venting through his pores-
His heavy walk which we can no longer see-

We were coming home-
Gone now though- It was the safest place to be

It’s the warmth of December-
And it’s now-
An infant watches his mother-
As she adorns the house with all colors-
And decorates the tree-

The father holds the infant near-
Watching as his son reaches for a bow-
Tears flow freely – his son is home-

The man sees his wife – Truly sees her-
He thinks of his Grandfather and Grandmother-
Missing the heavy walk and his sweet smell-
Knowing it’s more than fine now-

It is December-
It is Christmas time-
I am home.

Matt Taggart

MICHELE NOISET: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY

JIM STARR: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

RICHARD JOHNSON: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY. 

JIM STARR: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

Grinchy Gretchen

By Lauri C. Meyers

When I caught snowflakes on my tongue,

Grinchy Gretchen said snow was full of chemicals.

When I stood under the mistletoe,

Grinchy Gretchen said mistletoe was poisonous.

When I made chocolate kiss cookies,

Grinchy Gretchen said chocolate kisses were elf poop.

When I sang Silent Night,

Grinchy Gretchen said I should focus on the “silent” part.

When I shared my plan to spy on Santa,

Grinchy Gretchen said Santa was just the parents buying gifts.

Grinchy Gretchen is crazy.

No way my parents could pull that off. 

 

SARAH BELEISE: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY. 

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MARK FEARING: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

SUSAN MITCHELL: FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

LAURA WOOD: – FEATURED ON ILLUSTRATOR SATURDAY.

Have a wonderful night.

Talk tomorrow,

 

Kathy


Responses

  1. and the happiest of christmases to you !

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  2. Happy Christmas to you, too, and a happy holiday season AND a fabulous, awesome and fantastic New year. Wishing you the best and thank you for everything you do for the writing community -it’s so appreciated! xoxo

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  3. Happiest of holidays to you, Kathy! Keep well and enjoy time to relax.

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  4. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Wow! Thanks for a beautiful post. Merry Christmas to you, Kathy.

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  6. Happy holidays Kathy! Thank you for everything that you do

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  7. Well done to the author. A excellent article. May I ask you to contact us so that we can talk?

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