Treasure Island

Bri Edwards

Christmas Cards ...... [keeping in touch at 'The Holidays'; personal; SHORT]

At Christmas time I have NO tree.
NO colored lights are lit by me.
But, when mailbox I open,
I’m especially hopin’.......
that cards from a few..... good friends I’ll see.

Cards often have small pieces of art,
even, at times, thoughts from the heart
of some member of the cast.....
of the addressee’s own past,
keeping them linked...... though they’re apart.

(December 17,2006)

Submitted: Saturday, December 07, 2013

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i wrote this while unmarried/divorcedx3, living alone in a little apartment i didn't keep well-heated. i guess it was an especially ripe time to write such a 'needy' poem. now i'm married again, live in a big house (heated enough) and messages from my ph friends are as good (almost) and sometimes better? than x-mas cards. BUT, since i'm a post office retiree, i encourage YOU to send lots of cards and letters via 'snail mail' (usps: the post office) . you can even use extra postage [they have some very interesting stamps you can buy (and you can even get custom-made stamps now i believe) ]. i guess i better set a good example and send some cards also! ! :) bri
happy holidays and new year!

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  • Valsa George (12/15/2013 2:42:00 AM)

    I believe that Christmas cards have some special charm, even though sending them now has almost gone out of vogue! They remind us of good old times! ! The cards bearing beautiful messages and pictures are far more appealing than the stereo typed email greetings! !
    Interesting write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (12/11/2013 8:45:00 AM)

    The note referring your Christmas Cards grabbed my heart string, pulling me to the store to buy cards for family, friends and a couple foes.Cards or just a note can mends relationships and redemptive as well! Happy holiday to a retired government worker from another who retired from Social Security Adm, in 1999. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (12/10/2013 6:07:00 AM)

    Liked it, sadly my poem about Xmas cards funnily enough entitled 'Cards' is a tad more jaundiced when compared to yours BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (12/7/2013 1:56:00 PM)

    Thanks for this poem of the heart and seasonal plug for postal services. it's true that handwritten cards mean far more than e-greetings. But I'm all for a few lights and a tree, too. (Report) Reply

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