December 12, 2018

Longing At Christmas by Brenda Leyland

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YOU KNOW WHAT I REALLY WANT
FOR CHRISTMAS?

I want to feel the magic of being five or six or seven again
When everything about the season was new and fresh and thrilling.

When I felt the tremble of expectancy as parcels
mysteriously appeared under the Christmas tree;
And the wait of three more sleeps grew so excruciating
I felt my body would burst from its skin.

When the HUSH of soft, holy moments hugged me like a blanket
As I sat mesmerized by tinsel glimmer and tree lights;
And the sweet, sweet strains of Away in a Manger
filled me with shivery delight.

Yes, I long to feel again the secret yearnings of a child's heart
for the inexpressible and the MIRACULOUS. . .

 As I wait in Wonder for the Christ Child.


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Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!





A long-time InScribe member, Brenda Leyland writes from her home in Sherwood Park, Alberta. She writes at It's A Beautiful Life and is also on Facebook

Note: This piece was inspired by something I read in Robert Fulghum's book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.


9 comments:

  1. Oh yes. That is what I really want too. Thank you, Brenda.

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    1. No doubt you'll see that childlike wonder up close and personal when your house is brimming with the grandkids this Christmas. B :)

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  2. Beautifully written, Brenda. I got shivers as I grasped your dream. Aw!

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  3. Beautiful! This sums it up exactly! Thank you for this inspired post, Brenda,

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  4. Yes, longing is a great part of Christmas. Beautifully written, Brenda.

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  5. Thank you Brenda. I want that longing to embrace me and stay with me.

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  6. Thank you Brenda, for these lovely thoughts. I think such longing is what each person wants, and sadly I think some have forgotten.

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