A poem about the holidays, family and giving.
Enjoy and remember to connect this season!
Snowflakes lay softly on rooftops,
Angels nap on front lawns.
Carriers of wisdom do the same
in living rooms reeking of forehead kisses
and tightly felt hugs.
The essence of loved ones crowd homes
pouring from soul to lips.
Relieving sighs of connective past laughter mends familial divides.
Parents sip yearly goals from homemade mugs.
Sacrificial silence to appease re-uniting adults is not initially granted.
Pouts and momentary puffs
hold the little ones captive just for a pause.
The children know about free-falling joy
the abundance in imagination.
But, everyone knows about the sugar cookie scent of
giving to see someone smile.
To watch eyes, light up something
luminous and fulfilling.
Everyone knows of the temporary latching of hearts
during discreet unwrapping’s and shared movie favorites.
Everyone knows the beauty and warmth of giving
and connecting like
oversized sweaters on snow days.
We all know.