My Christmas Wish

60 plus years

I’ve lived here

Enjoyed most days 

Watched my kids play

Went through changes

Traveled places

Made memories

Of Christmas days

Felt brokenhearted

When loved ones parted

There is one thing

That really stings

The silent voices 

Leave me no choices 

Daggers stab my heart

Tearing family apart

Words once said

Wish to be put to bed

Forgive and move on

Wasted time all along

No pretty pictures 

Only puss and blisters

So my Christmas wish shall be

Family sitting near me

Peace ringing loud and clear

No shedding of tears.
Written by my feelings, 
Merry Christmas to those dear to my heart

Terry Shepherd