posted on Dec, 17 2013 @ 10:23 AM
With Christmas just a short time away,
I find myself wondering
is my heart any softer this year,
than last year on this day?
Even though Christmas is a time of joy and celebration,
it does come with a certain amount of melancholy,
when I see all the glitter and pretty holly,
I know in the world there are those going hungry.
I think about my family and friends,
who I haven't seen for some time.
I think about those I have lost
and those I am separated from.
I listen to carols and stories
they remind me of past memories.
The beauty of fresh fallen snow,
still stirs my heart and soul.
I am mesmerized by the smiles of children
and the twinkle in their eyes.
Their joy is so contagious, I want to dance with them.
I want to sweep them up in my arms and grant their every wish.
Tears come a little easier now days.
I believe my heart is softer this year.