Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Home for the holiday!
Does "I'll be home for Christmas if only in my dreams" come to your thoughts as the holidays approach? With Thanksgiving approaching, this poem touched me with the chord strings of why people are drawn to return home during the holidays. Enjoy the poem and Happy Thanksgiving.
by Howard Biggar
Home again--it's good to be
Where the home lights softly glow,
'Midst the folks you love the best
And the many friends you know.
Mighty pleasant where the cheer
Of the fireside gleams, and then,
Flickers low to gleam once more--
Home again--here one forgets
All the sorrows, all the care.
And it seems as though you dwell
In a world that's free from care.
Here is where those childhood days
Live again in memory when
You come back to stay awhile--
Home again--how swift the years.
Steps sound heavy on the floor.
Age has changed so many folks
That you knew in days of yore,
But the laughter and the song
Bring once more the fleeting past.
How you revel in the wish
This experience might last--