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Poetry from within


Our first Christmas my darling

Itís so exciting!

I wait with breath held

Soft and tremulous, for you

To arrive home from work

To taste our first Christmas kiss

Before sitting beside

Our first Christmas tree

To share your delight

As we open our gifts

And be children again

Did we ever grow up?

Working side by side

In harmony and joy

For the rest of the morning

Cooking together

Our first Christmas meal

Before our two guests arrive

And I have to share you

But I know you are mine

The best Christmas gift

I have ever had.

Then all too soon

You will have to leave

To return to work

Escaping the washing up!

But taking my love with you

And as I snuggle down

On Christmas day night

Iíll smile at the magic

Of our first Christmas

And lock it away

In my memories of you

Jan Hedger

FootNote: For Nigel