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Remembrance Of Christmas Past - Poem by Judith Viorst

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 about Remembrance Of Christmas Past by Judith Viorst

  • Gold Star - 11,687 Points Walterrean Salley (11/28/2016 4:15:00 PM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 96,763 Points Susan Williams (11/15/2015 2:51:00 PM)

    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 (Report) Reply

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  2. 2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. 3. Christmas Bells , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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  13. 13. Remembrance Of Christmas Past , Judith Viorst
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  42. 42. Christmas Spirit , Tess Gurney
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