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Remembrance Of Christmas Past - Poem by Judith Viorst

They let the children out of school too early.
I left the Christmas shopping till too late.
Each day we had a holiday excursion,
Which gave us the entire week to wait in line for
Movies by Disney,
Gift-wrapping by Lord & Taylor,
And everyone's restrooms.

On Christmas Eve we started to assemble
The easy-to-assemble telescope
And fire truck with forty-seven pieces.
By midnight it was plain there was no hope without
An astronomer,
A mechanical engineer,
And two psychiatrists.

We rose at dawn to three boys singing Rudolph.
We listened numbly to their shouts of glee.
The kitten threw up tinsel on the carpet.
The fire truck collided with the tree, requiring

One rug shampoo,
Several Band-aids,
And Scotch before breakfast.

I bought my husband shirts - wrong size, wrong colors,
And ties he said he couldn't be caught dead in.
I'd hinted Saint Laurent or something furry.
He bought me flannel gowns to go to bed in, also
A Teflon frying pan,
A plaid valise,
And The Weight Watchers Cook Book.

The turkey was still frozen at eleven.
At noon my eldest boy spilled Elmer's glue.
At five I had a swell Excedrin headache,
The kind that lasts till January two...but
Merry Christmas
And Happy New Year,
I think.


Comments about Remembrance Of Christmas Past by Judith Viorst

  • Gold Star - 11,715 Points Walterrean Salley (11/28/2016 4:15:00 PM)

    (Remembrance Of Christmas Past by Judith Viorst.) **Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 99,930 Points Susan Williams (11/15/2015 2:51:00 PM)

    Ha! I enjoyed the fresh view of Christmas as it is celebrated in the commercial sense. This woman has a well-aimed sense of humor (Report) Reply

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Poems About Christmas

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  2. 2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. 3. Christmas Eve , Anne Sexton
  4. 4. Christmas Bells , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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  6. 6. A Family Christmas , Ernestine Northover
  7. 7. Christmas In India , Rudyard Kipling
  8. 8. A Christmas Ghost Story. , Thomas Hardy
  9. 9. Christmas Carol , Sara Teasdale
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  11. 11. Jest 'Fore Christmas , Eugene Field
  12. 12. A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! , David Keig
  13. 13. Remembrance Of Christmas Past , Judith Viorst
  14. 14. A Christmas Carol , William Topaz McGonagall
  15. 15. What Reminds You Of Christmas? , Ernestine Northover
  16. 16. Christmas , John Clare
  17. 17. Lines For A Christmas Card , Hilaire Belloc
  18. 18. Christmas Spirit , Paul Moosberg
  19. 19. Our Christmas Tree , Ernestine Northover
  20. 20. Christmas Is Really For The Children , Steve Turner
  21. 21. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wrec.. , James Arlington Wright
  22. 22. Sam's Christmas Pudding , Marriott Edgar
  23. 23. Christmas Fancies , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  24. 24. Christmas - Senryus , Ernestine Northover
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  26. 26. Christmas Holidays , Thomas Hood
  27. 27. This Section Is A Christmas Tree , Vachel Lindsay
  28. 28. A Christmas Carol, Sung To The King In T.. , Robert Herrick
  29. 29. Christmas At Mel’s , C.J. Heck
  30. 30. The Christmas Night , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. A Tale Of Christmas Eve , William Topaz McGonagall
  32. 32. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  33. 33. Baby's First Christmas (Children) , C.J. Heck
  34. 34. Christmas At The Orphanage , Bill Knott
  35. 35. A Christmas Wish , David Keig
  36. 36. A Christmas Carol , George Wither
  37. 37. Christmas Spirit , Tess Gurney
  38. 38. A Hymn For Christmas Day , Thomas Chatterton
  39. 39. Christmas , Henry Timrod
  40. 40. The Cast Of Christmas Reassembles For Ea.. , Steve Turner
  41. 41. Modern Love Xxiii: 'Tis Christmas Weather , George Meredith
  42. 42. Christmas Treasures , Eugene Field
  43. 43. Christmas Day , John Keble
  44. 44. The House Of Christmas , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  45. 45. The Christmas-Box , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  46. 46. A White Christmas , Carla Jean Laglia Esely
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  48. 48. (728) Christmas Joy , Melvina Germain
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