It smells like Christmas, again…

"Merry Christmas & Season's Greetings"

Christmas means enjoying gusts of crisp cold winds,
While chomping on choco-rum balls, and marzipan rinds.

Christmas means warm boots and sweet sunshine.
And, greeting friends and family over generous gulps of mulled wine.

Christmas means memories of a childhood family picnic
When ‘Burrah Din’ meant carolling, and lots of fun and frolic.

Christmas means decking trees, and midnight mass with friends
To rejoice over a humble child’s birth that continues till the year ends.

Christmas means getting yet another chance to make amend
For what you may have done unwittingly, and would like to transcend.

Christmas means a time of reflecting, sharing, and flocking
To realize that there’s more to life than what Santa stuffed up your stocking.

*Coming back from a long and late business trip on Christmas Eve, festivities were on my mind, when Poetry PotLuck invited entries on the theme of Celebrations and Festivities. So, here goes a rather late entry…though the Season’s good cheer still prevails πŸ™‚

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About Amrita Ghosh

About Moi - I like to think I am a simple person while most people tend to disagree. I like lots of things, sometimes quite contrary ones, a
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10 Responses to It smells like Christmas, again…

  1. TK says:

    Thanks Amrita for this nice X’Mas gift..simple..warm..nostalgic..global..straight to the point..uncomplicated

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  2. Amrita Ghosh says:

    @TK – πŸ˜€ thank you, thank you…but, didn’t you always say you like ‘complicated’ πŸ˜›

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  3. Jingle says:

    love your perception of Christmas.
    beautiful delivery,
    Glad to have you.

    Happy New Year!

    A++

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  4. Amrita Ghosh says:

    @Ji – thanks much Lady πŸ™‚ glad to be back from my hiatus. hope you had a Merry Christmas, and a very Happy 2011 to you!

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  5. fiveloaf says:

    the way you remember christmas is so sweet.. anyway, here’s my potluck- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/time-is-not-the-essence/

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  6. A fun poem with a wise ending. Nicely done.

    Happy Potluck and best wishes for the new year.

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  7. Rashmi says:

    Nice poem.
    The ending is perfect.Yes ,Christmas is a time for all these along with the celebrations..

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