Thursday, December 31, 2009

NYE Reflections

Specific New Year’s Eves stand out in my mind:
Sleeping ‘cause I couldn’t stay awake
Playing pool through the night
Hanging out with friends
Being romanced then proposed to
Eating a grape at each strike of the countdown
Vomiting from flu and morning sickness
Dancing and socializing till the wee hours
Chatting on the phone with a long distance friend
Sitting home alone
And though every year is different, some things remain constant:
It is a time for reflection and new direction
A time to mourn wasted time and vow to recompense
A time to say good bye and hello
A time to say “It’s time.”
Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

All I Want for Christmas

Every year, lists are made
By children young and old
For Santa Claus, the merry elf
No request too simple or bold
My two front teeth, a white Christmas
both typical requests
For you, for me, the choice unique
No one selection best
A favorite toy, a movie or CD
Gift cards collectibles,
All tangible, top the list
But my greatest wish this year
Is something I don’t want missed:
Carefree time together with friends and family
Laughs and smiles galore
Heartfelt memories
A lifetime filled with love and more
What do YOU want for Christmas?