Remembrance Of Christmas Past Poem by Judith Viorst

Remembrance Of Christmas Past

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They let the children out of school too early.
I left the Christmas shopping till too late.
Each day we had a holiday excursion,
Which gave us the entire week to wait in line for
Movies by Disney,
Gift-wrapping by Lord & Taylor,
And everyone's restrooms.

On Christmas Eve we started to assemble
The easy-to-assemble telescope
And fire truck with forty-seven pieces.
By midnight it was plain there was no hope without
An astronomer,
A mechanical engineer,
And two psychiatrists.

We rose at dawn to three boys singing Rudolph.
We listened numbly to their shouts of glee.
The kitten threw up tinsel on the carpet.
The fire truck collided with the tree, requiring

One rug shampoo,
Several Band-aids,
And Scotch before breakfast.

I bought my husband shirts - wrong size, wrong colors,
And ties he said he couldn't be caught dead in.
I'd hinted Saint Laurent or something furry.
He bought me flannel gowns to go to bed in, also
A Teflon frying pan,
A plaid valise,
And The Weight Watchers Cook Book.

The turkey was still frozen at eleven.
At noon my eldest boy spilled Elmer's glue.
At five I had a swell Excedrin headache,
The kind that lasts till January two...but
Merry Christmas
And Happy New Year,
I think.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 15 November 2015

Ha! I enjoyed the fresh view of Christmas as it is celebrated in the commercial sense. This woman has a well-aimed sense of humor

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Walterrean Salley 28 November 2016

(Remembrance Of Christmas Past by Judith Viorst.) **Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong.

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 June 2020

At five I had a swell Excedrin headache, The kind that lasts till January two...but Merry Christmas And Happy New Year, I think. very fine poem. tony

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Kingsley Egbukole 27 December 2019

A beautiful Christmas narration. Well written

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Mountain Man 27 December 2019

Humor brings another state of mind...

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Tamara Beryl Latham 27 December 2019

What a great poem with a sense of humor embedded in the lines. Congratulations on POD. Great write! : -)

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Dr Antony Theodore 27 December 2019

We rose at dawn to three boys singing Rudolph. We listened numbly to their shouts of glee. The kitten threw up tinsel on the carpet. The fire truck collided with the tree, requiring. very much descriptive and fine.. tony

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The Muse 27 December 2019

Oh This made me laugh so much. Thanks Judith

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