(This poem is in remembrance of my beloved Father, who passed away in January this year after struggling for years with cancer, leaving behind a void that we are trying to fill with the beautiful memories he left behind.)
December heralds a chill in the air,
Yet the warmth of memories lingers here
Christmas carols play, a bittersweet sound,
As echoes of merry laughter abound.
Those calloused hands, eyes crinkled but kind,
Choosing each gift with a thoughtful mind.
hobbling through the market, a smile in your heart
The joy of Christmas gifts , Children’s mirth
Bells adorning the tree,of silver and gold.
The festivity heavy with feelings untold
Amidst the twinkling lights, a vacant chair,
Poignant reminder of love and care
This year, the silence feels heavy and vast,
Though you are gone, the remembrance will last.
Your visage – sage, kindly and upright
Now, a cherished memory, soft and bright.
His absence looming, to fate we bow,
The tree is adorned , Silver Bells glow,
A Blue Christmas , a bittersweet refrain,
Enduring memories bringing joy with pain.
This post was also created for the Blogaberry Creative (Monthly) Challenge
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