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When Christmas Is Here - Poem by ANDREW BLAKEMORE

With every year that does pass
There's another soul lost,
And I'm left here to weep all alone
Whilst counting the cost.
As I think of the joy that we shared through our lives,
That all seemed to vanish so fast,
Like the blossoms of springtime,
And flowers of summer,
And all the endless blue skies
That did turn to grey,
I watched the sunlight that rose
And then faded away.

The cards on the mantlepiece stand
In the candlelit room,
I peer at each one of the names
Through the dark and the gloom.
Those old faces and friends of the family survive
But I know that so many have gone,
And the spaces, show me,
The heartache and sadness,
And I wish that I could bring them back
This time of year,
For I miss every one of them most
When Christmas is here.

Comments about When Christmas Is Here by ANDREW BLAKEMORE

  • Unwritten Soul (12/28/2011 6:34:00 PM)

    The aching heart is pressing me when reading this, i love how this poem use words squeeze emotion in our soul just by few words...Really nice Poem..keep it up _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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  • Clarence Prince (12/21/2011 1:37:00 PM)

    'I wish that I could bring them back
    This time of year', only if we could, Andrew! Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
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  • Vipins Puthooran (12/19/2011 2:06:00 PM)

    I feel that pain! ! !
    A well-written poem
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  • Sajna Kailas (12/17/2011 5:23:00 AM)

    yes of course it is a painful moment that the absence of our loved ones in this beautiful x'mas celebration! many of from my family are also no more in this year, so I can understand the feeling. this poem is a hearty gift for them! (Report) Reply

  • (12/15/2011 9:31:00 AM)

    This is so good; I understand these feelings. Great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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