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memories
of a Christ-mas eve past
like a ghost they come
and haunt my thoughts
hazy now
but i remember
such a quiet night
all sleeping but i
secure under cover
stole a glimpse
around the darkened room
i viewed
shapes of little colour
and then
at the foot
of my bed standing
with a little glimmer
of smile
a twinkling
of eyes
he stood
all the while
sheer
barely there
a wee elf it was
waiting
watching me
was it to make sure i slept?
i don’t know
i covered my head
shut my eyes tight and
had lain as still as a child can
therein my long ago bed

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a poetry book giveaway by it’s writer
the book : contingency plans, by david wheeler
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