Festive plans nurtured and notions noted,
Excitement garlands every chimney corner.
Winter wilderness rapt in temporary colours,
Tinsel tassels and trees of twinkling lights.
Homes basking in the warmth of this love,
Sharing times care and mindfully seek to give.
Children’s wonder embraces everyone, everywhere,
Scenes create many magical worlds of family fun.
Smells cling to memories of mother’s cooking,
Spirits encourage a togetherness of friends.
Christmas Day’s collected surprises wrapped,
Wait for moments of discovery and revelation.
Tense worries, laterally relieved with good news,
Raise the praises of thankfulness for this season.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 22/12/2014