not Christmas

no stockings here are hung
or childish excitement felt
only a mother with heart torn
as children sleep in far off beds
and though my love is by my side
it doesn’t feel like Christmas

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


      1. That’s alright then πŸ™‚

        Because of my mother’s illness, I have my kids every year on Christmas day and then they go to their mum on “boxing day” (26th here in the UK)


  1. Hey Suzy you and I are sharing the same “empty nest” blues this Christmas morning. My kids are off with their Mom for most of the day. Not the same waking up Christmas morning without their bustle of excitement. My will be here after dinner.
    Have a Merry Christmas my friend, and hope you soon get to enjoy Christmas moments and magic with your children.


    1. Sorry for your empty nest too. It’s been the strangest Christmas for me, missing my son’s birthday and not being with them for Christmas day either. At least I get them back tomorrow πŸ™‚ And thankfully I have Bruce here so I’m not alone. Thanks for dropping by – hope you enjoy your time with your kids later


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