Linda Ori


Holidays are over,
They've turned off all the lights -
The songs were sung,
The bells were rung,
No more 'Silent Nights';

All the pretty trimmings
Now packed up on the shelf -
My angels flown,
All kisses blown,
I sit here by myself;

With great anticipation
I welcomed Christmas time -
A time of cheer,
All friends held dear,
Sweet memories sublime;

If only for the moment,
We give our love for free -
No questions asked,
O'er wine unflasked,
Before a dazzling tree;

Now where is the excitement
Of joyous, loving hearts?
I'm here alone,
I'm on my own,
And now the letdown starts;

Outside the world is quiet,
As silent as the snow -
My thoughts I hear,
And shed a tear,
Amidst the afterglow.


Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 14, 2012

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  • Om ChawlaOm Chawla (5/9/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    Feeling of gloom after the glitter very nicely expressed.

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  • Valerie DohrenValerie Dohren (7/15/2012 12:29:00 PM)

    Very good poem - soon be. Christmas again! !

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  • Toko Harper (1/17/2012 8:49:00 AM)

    Linda: I like the way you express your feelings. Being alone after a holiday is a big let down. May God see you through the winter days to come and the memory of the joy of this season last to the next. Tokoho

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