Written whilst listening to the gentle lull of a piano
Oh how I wish I was a child again
waking in the night full of hope and then
wishing for the gifts that I have put on my list
wanting to run and laugh and be kissed
My face would reveal my awe
my face would say thank you and so much more
the joy that is for Christmas Day
the innocence of a child, the smile that I portray
The tip toe of a child in the morn
gazing upon the tree decorations that adorn
the twinkle that crosses upon their face
the excitement..the anticipation of… I cannot wait
Christmas is for children to see the happiness it brings
the pleasure and the eagerness..makes our grown hearts sing
for Christmas is a special time that adults hold in their heart
the love that hugs us from within that can’t be torn apart
Grasp the bauble from the tree my little one
do you see the colours as it spins?
scrunch the wrapping paper and watch me melt at your wide grin
this is the day for you my child… I wish to be young again
To have these happy memories though I have some of my own
I take a backward glance… see me as a child and feel the way you do now
bring your laughter to the house on Christmas Day
so that I can relive this joy… so that I too may feel this way
Any child at Christmas, though they may not be your own
have a smile a simplicity that’s a wonder to behold
so share with any child if you can the day that holds this delight
clutch at the happiness that they share…embrace and hold them tight
I wish I was a child again
Inspired from http://sensuousamberville.wordpress.com post “The Wonderment of Christmas”. Thank you Amber.
Amber would love that you inspired this poem nod nods *smiles*
Adds my own verse … though not as lovely as yours…
The wonderment of children, our spirit it lifts
Watching and seeing the look on her face
And then to laugh as she plays with the box not her gift.
Oh how I wish to be taken back to that place
How dare you say that your verse isn’t as lovely????? It is sublime 🙂
I wish you would do some poetry… go on I dare you 🙂
I hope she’s pleased – thank you xxx
weeeeeeee, Christmas 🙂
I am feeling some tinglings of your wakening spirit.
Yes I think from my slightly grouchy, prickly, grinch persona the Christmas spirit is starting to emerge – thanks to some special people that I know 😉 xxxx
I’m still like a child on Christmas morning! Lol
You do know Santa’s real Mumsy!!… *laughing* Hugs xxx
I hope to be – I am sure children can’t drink egg nog… so I shall have to pretend I’m an adult.
Pssst yes I know he/she? is … but that’s our secret 🙂 xxxx
Christmas through a child’s sparkly eyes is the best. I remember driving through our town on Christmas eve looking up into the starry sky looking for Santa and his reindeer. Many years later, my kids were doing the same in the backseat of our car as my husband and I drove them around. Innocence at its best. Not going to lie though, I like the adult spin on Christmas now too….they can legally have a Christmas cocktail with us while we open the gifts.
Absolutely beautiful! I am definitely enjoying Christmas so much more watching it through my children’s eyes!
Hello Mel and thank you. Yes I can’t wait for grandchildren to come on the scene, so I can relive it through their eyes.