Poetry: Mama Promised

By Monica C. Voskamp

 

My mama told me Christmas would come

She described in detail the sparkling city lights

The happy holiday music, diamond snowfalls of white

Mama promised, Christmas waiting,

Twenty-four nights.

 

My mama told me Christmas would come

She was baking festive cookies and sugar dust

The kitchen warm and cozy, memory making here

Mama promised, Christmas coming

This very year.

 

My mama told me Christmas would come

I saw her work her magic creating holiday cheer

The house dazzling, streaming garlands bright red

Mama promised, Christmas would be,

Just as she said.

 

My mama told me Christmas would come

She lit advent candles one by one each week

The shining symbols of hope, flames to mesmerize

Mama promised, Christmas was more,

Than just our eyes.

 

My mama told me Christmas would come

She tucked in layered blankets the twenty-forth eve

The warmth of love all cozy, sheltering from frosted cold

Mama promised Christmas was for,

Both young and old.

 

My mama told me Christmas would come

She watched us early morning bursting with energy

The joyous laughter, warm exchange of beautiful love

Mama promised it would always be this way

For everyone.

 

So this Christmas I remember her sweet promise

She wrapped us in warm year after year, day after day

Mama promised the gifts of hope, peace and love

Now she sings her song in heaven

And Christmas still comes.

 

Always hope. Always believe. Always love. ❤

Photo Credit: Photo by S&B Vonlanthen on Unsplash

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