In our hearts

By: Linda Crate

all the children

with eyes

shining like ornaments


eagerly anticipating

a man in a red suit

to grant their christmas wishes,


and all the reindeer

landing on the roof and the cookies

and milk left out for santa;


every song i used to listen to

a new thing to their ears

every snowflake a promise of tomorrow—


soon christmas eve will fade away

leaving christmas behind in its wake which

will melt away like snow in spring,


but the love will remain

as it always does

in our hearts.

– linda m. crate

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