Christmas Poem

Christmas Wishes And Loss Of Loved Ones

Christmas is supposed to be a happy time, but when you lose someone (or in my case, more than one), Christmas just doesn't feel the same. The grief you feel especially around Christmas can suck the joy right out of you. This poem is for people who may be feeling this way, and I just wanted to send a little Christmas wish to all of you. May you find peace and joy again around Christmas time.

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My Wish For This Christmas

Jamie A. Cirello © more by Jamie A. Cirello

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

Christmas is a happy time for friends and family,
The children are excited as they unwrap presents around the tree.

Carols are sung and lights twinkle in the night.
Jack Frost glistens on the windows, and the snow sparkles from the winter moonlight.

Christmas is such a joyous time to appreciate the ones we love.
This Christmas I want to send wishes to those we lost up above.

To some, Christmas is not the same because a loved one passed away,
And the grief is overwhelming each and every day.

When the holidays approach, we miss them even more,
Traditions never feel the same, and memories are all we have left to adore.

We will always remember their name and never forget their faces,
And as long as we keep them in our hearts, they can never be erased.

So this Christmas, my wish is for everyone who is feeling a little blue
To find some peace, joy, and comfort with everything you do.

Christmas isn't just a season; it's a feeling, and the magic never ends.
One of its greatest gifts is to cherish family and friends.

Merry Christmas to all our special angels up above.
Merry Christmas to you all. I send you all my love.

Winning Poem for our December 2018 Christmas Poetry Contest - Christmas Wishes

Interview with Jamie Cirello, the winner of our December 2018 Christmas Poetry Contest

  1. When did you start writing poetry and why?
    I started writing poetry in my senior year of high school almost 20 years ago. It all started when my aunt died from breast cancer and I wrote my feelings down on paper. Everyone said I had a gift with words and I have been writing ever since.
  2. You've had 7 poems published by us over the past 10 years, why did you choose Family Friend Poems?
    I came across Family Friend Poems one day online when I was looking to read some poetry. I loved how the website was set up, so easy to follow and categorized so simple. After reading some poems on the site is when I decided to submit some of my own work. Thank you for publishing them.
  3. Your poems on our website are very popular, "My Dad, My Angel", published in 2010 has over 100 comments, to what do you attribute your success in touching people with poetry?
    Much of my poetry comes straight from personal experience in my life or the lives of those close to me. "My Dad My Angel" was written after my dad passed away from cancer. Most of my poems are about death and losing a loved one, because not only does it help me cope with grief, I found my words also help others cope with theirs. Many people come to me and ask me to write poetry for them; and it makes me so happy that my gift with words can help someone else even just a little bit.

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  • 5 years ago

My Granny has just passed away, but I thought of her more like a mother - we were really close. I have been dreading Christmas because it just makes me miss her more. This poem touched my heart. Thank you. I know she would have loved it.

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