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The Christmas Box

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As published in “The Valdosta Magazine,”  Winter 2010.

The Christmas Box by Monique Nagel

Early on Christmas morning my family gathered around the tree my stepfather had cut down, decorated with ornaments that we kids had used our entire lives.  Our home was decorated with popcorn garlands, lights, construction paper chains, and cards everywhere.  The entire Holiday Season was spent with Jingle Bells frolicking on the radio and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer flying across the television.  We played UNO at the kitchen table and laughed until we cried.  My mother and stepfather were the glue that held this happy whirlwind together. Read the rest of this entry

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Christmas Hopes

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This is a “trunk” poem, I wrote it when I was about 14 or 15.

 

The Christmas season has arrived,

I am so happy to share

the giving of my heart to you

because I know you care.

You make the season better

with warmth and such goodwill,

that even the star on the Christmas tree

is shining brighter still.

May your Christmases be merry ones,

may the days bring life anew,

and all the hopes you’ve ever had

~ Are my Christmas wish for you ~