Greetings from sunny Florida where it’s two days before Christmas, and my brother and his family and I are in the midst of the hustle and bustle before our holiday festivities begin. Last month as part of Robert Lee Brewer’s poem a day challenge on his blog at http://www.writersdigest.com/editor- blogs/poetic-asides , I wrote the following poem which will eventually be included in another chapbook. It’s based on the lyrics to “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” I’ll include a link below to where you can hear me sing the song.
I’ll be South for Christmas
My Florida relatives count on me.
There won’t be snow but maybe mistletoe
and presents under the tree.
On Christmas Eve, we’ll go to the beach,
fly kites, maybe try boogie boarding.
It won’t feel like Christmas,
but Santa will come with bounty for the children.
I’ll be there if only in my heart.
Where will you be for Christmas? I hope you have a good one.