The noble fir smells heavenly
Pervading throughout the room
Lights twinkle in red and green
Adding to its festive costume
Stockings embellish the mantel
Eager to be filled with treats
Garland graces letters in gold
Spelling out P.E.A.C.E.
Dangling to model icicles,
White lights sparkle on eaves
Ornaments shimmer on branches
All this, the stuff of dreams
But can dreams still come true
After this year, so displeasing?
Amidst the tears and heartache,
Is there room for believing?
I have faith that joy weaves
Its way through the pain
Angels keep watch while Love
Is the magic that remains
I don’t know your story
The details are yours alone
But I do wish you Happiness
That you may seize and truly own…
As we listen to the marching rhythm
Of the exultant Christmas drum
For these holidays upon us
And for the New Year to come.
Lauren Scott (c) 2020 💓🎄
28 thoughts on “A Christmas Soliloquy”
It’s been a strange and difficult year for sure.
Merry Christmas, Lauren!
Let’s hope next year is much brighter. Thanks, Binky! 🎄🎄🎄
This was a such a heartwarming poem, Lauren. Loved it! I do hope the next year will be good for all. Stay blessed❤️💐🤗
Thanks so much, Diana, and let’s hope for a brighter 2021. Blessing to you, dear friend. 💓🎄✨
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Thanks so much, John, and Merry Christmas!
You are very graciously welcome so much.
Thank you for this poem, Lauren. It speaks of hope and love — two things we mustn’t let go of.
Wishing you and your family a peaceful, happy Christmas.
And happy Winter’s Solstice!!
Thanks for your beautiful words, Betty. I have to try to keep the hope alive, so I’m sure others feel the same way. Wishing you the same, dear friend. Hugs back xo 💓🎄✨🌟
I love the wish for peace and happiness in this poem, Lauren. I return the wish to you only I doubled it. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 🎄
Thanks so much, John, especially for the double wishes! Hope your holiday is wonderful! 💓🎄✨
Thank you, Lauren.
There’s always a room for believing Lauren… yes, joy weaves itself into pain, which is essential to understand how meaningful is life. Wishing you Merry Christmas and a wonderful start of 2021.
Thanks for your lovely thoughts, Balroop, and wonderful wishes. Merry Christmas, dear friend. 💖🎄✨
Thank you for such a lovely poem, full of hope we all need so much.
Thanks so much, Joanna, for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you liked the poem. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! 💖🎄🎉
Beautifully expressed. It was almost as if I was there as a silent observer. Happy Christmas
Aww, what a lovely comment to write. Thanks, Ian, and Happy Christmas! 🎄☺
Your words are a gift, my dear Lauren. Happy Christmas and Merry Days! 😉 xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
That’s so sweet to “say” Marina. Thanks, dear friend, and I hope your holidays are wonderful! Hugs! 🎄💕✨🌟
I L O V E you poem, Lauren!!! Yes, don’t stop believing (as sung in a song as well…) 🙂 I’m enjoying the scent of our Christmas tree as I write this to you, appreciating the beauty and hope in your poetic words.
Thanks, Pam, and I know that song! 🙂 And I appreciate your beautiful comment. Wishing you and your family and wonderful holiday season. 💓🎄✨
This would make a fabulous Christmas song to represent 2020. We all need to keep hope and love alive.
What a kind thing to say, especially from such a talented singer! Thanks so much, Charlotte, and I agree with you. 💗🌟
There’s always room for believing Lauren. A new day is coming. Happy New Year to you. ❤ xx
My thoughts, too, Debby! Happy New Year to you also! ❤️🌟🥂
Happy New Year my friend. ❤ ❤