Christmas Presence


By Patrick W. Kavanagh

Word count: 192

Rating: G

Summary: The poet gives thanks for the many people in his life.

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At Christmas time

it’s sad to be away

from so many of the people that I love.

No matter where I am,

I will be far from those

whom I hold closely in my heart,

And yet behind the wishful, wistful, thoughts

I know that I am happy,

for I am very lucky to have found

love in my life so many times.


I’ve always been a dreamer

and a wanderer,

lost inside the spinning wheels

of my own mind.

And often fate has touched my life,

unwanted and unbidden,

and my heart was broken

by the love I left behind.

But love is never truly lost,

for it is a greater force than space or time;

I never once forgot

the gift of family and friends

and those who joined their hearts to mine.


Thank you, everyone who shared

their precious time with me;

words cannot express the gift you gave

and how much your presence in my life

has meant to me.

I wish that I could be with all of you

this Christmas time,

but knowing I am loved is gift enough;

I need no presents underneath the tree.


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  2. You can certainly see your expertise in the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.


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