The tree’s too small and tends to fall
The angel’s tattered most of all
The lights don’t work, the garlands drop
But in this home it’s Christmas.
The Christmas gifts aren’t quite wrapped yet
The puppy peed, the floor got wet
(That smell we sniffed was a sure bet)
But in this home, it’s Christmas.
The snow outside is fluffy and bright
The turkey’s cooked and it’s done right
The baked ham glistens in candlelight
And in this home, it’s Christmas.
This house has seen a hundred years
Of laughter, hope and even tears
Of festive times and warmth and grace
And joy and peace at Christmas.
We wish you warmth, we wish you love
Peace landing gently as a dove
We wish you rest, we wish you joy
In your good home, this Christmas.
Poem Written by Cynthia Reyes, December 2013. I still love it!
All photos by Hamlin Grange.
32 thoughts on “A PERFECTLY IMPERFECT CHRISTMAS”
Hi Cynthia, Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas to you and your family especially to your new arrival. I tried posting it but it kept referring me to my blog and my password won’t work. But it’s Christmas!
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I’m glad you shared this poem Cynthia. It’s a beautiful poem and reminder to love what is. Grace and compassion would thrive if we remembered to hold this space of acceptance. Holiday hugs and blessings to you and yours. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅⛄
Wonderful poem that beautifully captures what is Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I love your poem and the thoughts it carries!
Merry Christmas to you and your growing family
And much joy in the New Year.
Love your poem, it certainly captures how I feel about Christmas. Wishing you and all your family a wonderful Christmas.
Merry Christmas! Enjoy your new grandbaby.
Lovely, Cynthia… Wishing you and yours a blessed and beautiful Christmas! ❤
Your lovely poem captures so much of what is about Christmas. And we hold it all in great openness, whatever comes..
I wish you and all, especially the newest one with the strong name, a beautiful Christmas time.
I love the poem too. Christmas does not have to be perfect – just full of love.
Your poem does capture that slightly chaotic, fun and peaceful sense of the traditions of Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and all the family Cynthia, I hope it is a happy family time for you.
Lovely poem, lovely post. Happy Christmas Cynthia.
Have a great Christmas Cynthia!
A beautiful poem from you, and beautiful photos Hamlin! Have a wonderful Christmas, Cynthia, Hamlin and family, from all of us here!
Beautiful poem and pictures, dear Cynthia. Our tree almost fell last night when my grandson tugged on an ornament. It would have been a tale to laugh about for decades. 🎄🎁💙
Merry Christmas – Wendy Mac
Same to you and yours, Cynthia! Love the ornament selfie:)
Fine sentiments, Cynthia. Have a lovely time.
Your home looks beautiful for Christmas – have a very merry one and a Happy New Year! 🙂
Have a wonderful Christmas, Cynthia. Thank you for the poem. It is worth repeating.
What a lovely embodiment of a family Christmas. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
A fun poem, Cynthia! Merry Christmas!
Thanks, Carla. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Happy new year!
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Thanks, Sheryl. I hope yours was lovely.
A lovely and amusing holiday poem. Merry Christmas to you!
I hope your Christmas was lovely, Jason! And since we are both gardeners, your reply just made me think of the Amaryllis bulbs I need to remove from the cellar and plant for colour indoors during winter.
A very happy Christmas to you, Cynthia, and a most wonderful New Year. Mwah!
Mwah! Wishing you the same, dear Jeanne!
Lovely poem! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Cynthia 🤗💫
Thank you very much! I hope the same for you.
Excellent poem, Cynthia! I love it, too! I hope you’ve had a wonderful family Christmas xoxo
I love the poem. So real. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a happy 2020.