Written many years ago and resurrected here in memory of much more peopled times when love was shared in much more intimate custom 

A Christmas Evening Prayer of Thanks

They've all gone now
Mid embraces kisses and laughter
The kitchen cleaned
The family room rearranged

Our friends have lived here today
Warming our home in
unimagined unexpected ways
From riotous noisy exchange of news 
To pensive silent communal calm 
Before the fire in a darkened room

A comforting afterglow 
Surrounds the silence of the den
As I recall the warmth peace and joy
This bright bouquet of people bring

As I write these words
Of grateful thanks
To them and God for the love
Felt this day.

Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-12-25 at 14:23

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ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
For those who are no longer with us
Better too have known & loved than never
Too have known and loved them
The never known them all
We will remember them
Ken D

Thomas D The PoetBay support member heart!
You've captured the mood well. Bravo!

What a great feeling you give to us all with your work.To truly be thankful for what we have and most of all for the love we get.Extremely good work.