Dear Dad: Christmas Away from Home

Dear Dad,
I’m in a distant land
And I’m loved;
I’ve got some Christmas cards, boxes and packages,
I’m having fun with friends
Some gradually becoming like family;
But when I hear the bangs
And see the fireworks
I can’t help but think of home.

From Childhood,
Christmas was known for love and homecomings,
Meeting family not seen in a while
And August visitors of course

From Childhood,
Christmas was known for pleasant surprises,
Round family circles and prayers
Rounds of laughter and sarcasms
As we  take turns to tell stories of how the year went.

From Childhood
Christmas was known for togetherness

and  lovely smiles
I’d secretly admire Mom’s beauty
When’er sings the carrols

Then we’d cook  almost all through the day:
Different delicacies for visitors and relatives
Not seen in a while
And there’s always the visitor who’d come when everyone is about to rest.

Dear Dad,
I’m in a distant land
And I’m loved
I’ve got Christmas cards, boxes and packages,
I’ve attended Christmas gatherings and parties
But when I hear the bangs
And see the fireworks
I can’t help but think of home.

© writingcarrel 2020

Author: writingcarrel

Basked in the euphoria of writing

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