Christmas Poem

Wanting To Spend One Day In The Past With My Family

If I had one Christmas wish to make, I would not wish for a million dollars. I would love to spend one Christmas day with my family as I did when I was a child, over fifty years ago. To me, Christmas has always been about spending it with family and friends.

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A Christmas Wish

Debra L. Brown © more by Debra L. Brown

Published by Family Friend Poems December 2018 with permission of the Author.

I wish I could go back to the past,
of Christmases long ago.
I wish I could see my loved ones
who have passed on long ago.

I'd love to be that child again
who sat on Santa's knee.
Yes, all these memories that I have
decorating the tree.
I wish I could wake Christmas morn
to see Daddy baking ham.
And to see my mamma making her yummy
famous candy yams.

I wish I could go to Grandma's house;
her cookies were the best.
The pies and cakes that she would bake,
she kept them in a chest.

Her house would smell like ginger,
with a hint of Balsam Pine.
She'd decorate the house with lights,
and it would surely shine.

All these Christmas memories,
it seems like yesteryear.
I'd love to go back to the past.
This is my Christmas prayer.



I live in West Virginia with my husband.
History and genealogy are two subjects that I enjoy reading about.
In the early 2000s, I began writing poetry and was urged by my church's pastor
to create a poem to recite on Sunday nights.
In high school, I became interested in poetry.
When I read Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem...

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I was touched that I've brought back a precious memory for you. God Bless

  • Jeannie Davis by Jeannie Davis
  • 5 years ago

Loved this poem. It makes memories come back of the past Christmastime. Really enjoyed the poem thank you so much.

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