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Author:  larry larry
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Date:  12/23/2007 6:55:18 AM
Subject:  Christmas 2007
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It’s not an ornament that I had been in possession of since my child hood but it held a special place in my heart. I guess I only had about eight or ten years to enjoy it. Actually I really only started noticing it the last four or so.

The first year I had it, I just hung it anywhere, just to fill up an empty spot on the tree. Year after year it became more special to me and I started hanging it in front for everyone to see.

I know it sounds stupid but I actually got to where I loved it and I would look forward to each Christmas season just so I could pull it out of it’s special box and just look at it, hold it, and share it with the world.

I was proud when I was able to show off my tree and all it’s ornaments and I made sure to point out this special one and tell people of how I had become attached to it. For the last few years I always placed it in, approximately, the same place. Up high, right below the Christmas angel on top of the tree, where it could receive more lighting and stand out more than the others.
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And yet, now that I think about it, it needed no special light or special place. It made itself known all by itself. In fact, before I even took an interest in it, people would talk about this ornament and how it stood out among the others. Maybe that’s what first drew me to notice it. Anyway, it became one of my all time favorites.

It is with sadness that I have to tell my friends that I no longer have that precious ornament. Every year I would try to pack it special to protect it. As it grew older it became more fragile and when I wasn’t paying attention , it slipped from my hands and broke. I wish I could have put it back together but there were to many pieces and I didn’t have the first clue how to do it.

This year my steps to the shed, to retrieve the Christmas decorations, were a little slower. I was hoping, by some miracle, that my special ornament would be there. But I knew that was one Christmas wish that just wouldn’t come true.

I decorated the tree and through tears I just stared at the box where my precious ornament used to live.

This year, the place of honor, that it held in the past , will remain empty. But the memories and love I had for it will live on.

Merry Christmas Ron.   I love you.

Larry

ORNAMENTS
THE TREE’S IN THE STAND,
I GO TO THE SHED.
FOR LIGHTS AND ORNAMENTS,
IDEAS FILL MY HEAD.

I RAMBLE THROUGH BOXES,
AND PULL OUT THE “STUFF”.
COLLECTED THROUGH YEARS,
THERE’S MORE THAN ENOUGH.

TINSEL AND ORNAMENTS,
NOT JUST A FEW.
SOME OLD AND SPECIAL,
AND SOME FAIRLY NEW.

ORNAMENTS WITH “ MEANING”,
I HANG THEM WITH CARE.
NEW ONES, I LIKE,
BUT THEY GO ANYWHERE.

THERE’S A “BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS”,
AND AN OLD SANTA CLAUS.
ONE CHERISHED BY GRAND DAD,
I STOP AND I PAUSE.

MY MIND IS A STAGE,
MEMORIES START SPINNING.
SOME BRING ME TEARS,
SOME LEAVE ME GRINNING.

TONIGHT EVERY ORNAMENT,
THAT I UNPACK.
TUGS AT MY HEART,
AS IT TAKES ME BACK.

OLD ORNAMENTS ARE “FRIENDS”,
A LINK TO THE PAST.
EVEN ONES THAT ARE GONE,
LEAVE A LOVE THAT WILL LAST.

SOME GET BROKEN,
THOUGH WE TREAT THEM WITH CARE.
THROUGH NO FAULT OF OUR OWN,
THEY’RE NO LONGER THERE.

THE TREE’S NOT THE SAME,
THERE’S A BIG EMPTY SPACE.
I TRY HANGING ANOTHER,
BUT NONE TAKES IT’S PLACE.

FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES,
ARE ORNAMENTS TOO.
SOME OF THEM OLD,
SOME SPECIAL AND NEW.

SOME ARE STILL HERE,
SOME OF THEM GONE.
BUT DEEP IN OUR HEART,
THEY’LL FOREVER LIVE ON.

I BELIEVE THEY’RE IN HEAVEN,
GIVING PRAISE TO OUR LORD.
LIVING A LIFE,
WHERE NO ONE GETS BORED.

YOU MIGHT THINK I’M SILLY,
OR IT’S CRAZY OF ME.
BUT I FEEL LIKE THEY’RE TRIMMING,
THEIR OWN SPECIAL TREE.

THAT GIVES OFF A BRILLIANCE,
OF COLOR AND LIGHT.
REMINDING US ALL,
OF THAT ONE SPECIAL NIGHT.

WHEN OUR LORD AND SAVIOR,
CAME TO THIS EARTH.
HIS DEATH AND RESURRECTION,
PROVIDED “NEW BIRTH”.

WE ALL HAVE LOVED ONES,
TRIMMING THAT TREE.
THEY WAIT THERE FOR YOU,
THEY WAIT THERE FOR ME.

ONE DAY WE WILL ALL,
BE TOGETHER AGAIN.
CELEBRATING THE LORD,
IN A WORLD WITHOUT END....


WELL... THIS TREE’S NOT GOING,
TO DECORATE ITSELF.
THE NEXT ORNAMENT HUNG,
IS A NEW CHRISTMAS ELF.

COULD AN ORNAMENT LIKE THAT,
BECOME SPECIAL TO ME?
TIME ONLY KNOWS,
I’LL JUST WAIT AND SEE.
                                        L.D.M. 12/12/97
REVISED 11/25/2000




 Christmas 2007 by larry larry at 12/23/2007 6:55:18 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by larry larry at 12/23/2007 6:58:01 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Mamie at 12/23/2007 10:28:51 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Jonmark at 12/23/2007 2:01:55 PM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Bree Wilson Stone at 12/23/2007 3:12:35 PM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Egbert at 12/23/2007 5:10:54 PM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by larry larry at 12/23/2007 6:31:29 PM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Dave at 12/24/2007 6:40:42 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Egbert at 12/24/2007 7:10:29 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Dave at 12/24/2007 8:36:19 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by larry larry at 12/24/2007 9:29:45 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Egbert at 12/24/2007 10:00:47 AM
 Re: Christmas 2007 by Roy  at 12/29/2007 8:19:41 AM

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