Tuesday, November 29, 2016

christmas 2016


on soft days,

when the wind wraps itself around me,

bringing with it the echo

of Christmases past—

the sound of children laughing, or

a breath of new puppy smell,


or maybe even a hint


of ginger cookies baking


in my mother's oven—


on especially soft days,


i remember to believe



—Leslie Young, 2016

4 comments:

Loree said...

Your poems are always so heartfelt and beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas Leslie.

Elizabeth said...

Warmest wishes, dear Leslie!
Your poem delighted me!

Becky Jerdee said...

Thank you for the lovely Christmas Eve poetry, Leslie! You made my day! Wishing you a merry, merry Christmas and a happy new year! HOPE for the future and HOPE for your health...

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