I put flowers on their graves today

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I put flowers on their graves today,

recapturing Christmases past –

Decorating the house on Christmas Eve

 excitement dancing inside –

Over exuberant children calling.

Now parents themselves

looking to amuse their own

they create new memories.

 Life goes on.

***

Taking out decorations

trigger more reflections –

visions flooding my brain –

More magical moments.

Images I can’t let go

Won’t let go!

The singing snowman.

Santa sacks – now torn and threadbare.

The warm smell of home-made fudge.

Sights, sounds, smells –

Christmas past.

Yet, also Christmas present!

Memories don’t stand still.

This year more will be made,

More to delight and treasure for our tomorrows.

I put flowers on their graves today.

*****

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