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Melted Snowflakes

And Christmas came again with bells and whistles and full of joy
Radiant yellow flames dance in the fireplace
Heaven drops memories wrapped up in lace
Soft crimson lights, blue globes, and pearls hang on the golden tree
Carols spread rounds of ease, but all of these are not for me.

Dressed all in white, the festive table is set with crystal glass and finest plates
Roast beef and chestnut stuffing, truffle and lemon cake with dates
Gentle snowflakes melt on the window; rolling deep down upon my face
Comfort and peace run deeper than our hearts allow
But your chair is vacant, and your plate is empty now.

Under the tree, the gifts are stacked as in the years past
Sweet memories of childhood that came too late and shattered fast
Well-hidden lives a void in our broken hearts.
We all pretend, as in the past, the Christmas season always starts.
And yet, who’s going to open the gifts and talk and laugh?
When your chair is it empty and there is no one to speak on your behalf?

Another Christmas came and went without you
Tears roll down and pain follows through
I can’t pretend it hurts no more and I refuse to walk the floor
How do I live in this new world where nothing is as was before?
Your presence fills my mind; warm globe of light and plenty
Dreams make believe, but your chair will remain forever empty!
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Submitted by lcang4 on March 21, 2021

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