Every year since the time I met Elizabeth Milner via email and then personally at the Hillary House, she sends me her Christmas poem which once again I would like to share with you.
She writes her Christmas poem every year – a very nice tradition of hers.
I never used to be a big fan of poems, however, I have a feeling she got me hooked. All I can say to this poem is ‘exactly’. This is how I have been feeling for many many years and I am glad to know that I am not the only one.
Poinsettia, Tim Hortons
Christmas came upon me so I made this appeal.
I had to let dear Santa know how I’ve come to feel.
Please don’t send me anything this Christmas.
I’ve got a pile of stuff that I don’t need.
Put me on your 25th ride, “To Miss List.”
I’ve even got enough books I can read.
It isn’t that I’ve lost the Christmas spirit,
I do agree with family, friends and joy,
But now when Christmas comes again I fear it.
I’ll never use more gloves, and big kid toys.
So send me some good wishes in my stocking
And add a piece of something sweet to eat,
Some lovely music played and good times talking
Plus a kiss and hug will be my cherished treat.
Elizabeth Milner is the author of the Aurora 1945-1965 An Ontario Town at a Time of Great Change
, a book I use a lot as a reference especially when I go on my photo adventures around the town.
Aurora 1945-1965 An Ontario Town at a Time of Great Change
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