Home for Christmas

Last week now, coming up
people rush, all non stop

to buy, to clean, to get all ready
and still keep mind and body steady

and what do I do? take a guess
please do trust me, I do not stress

the cleaning I figured, I will do next year
a few gifts, yes, of course I'll prepare

- for my loved ones who are close to me here
and I'll send some cards to friends and family far and near-

home for Christmas, that's a song
driving home where you belong

and as for me? well, I am right here
so are they, my loved ones I have near

I so much enjoy these pre-christmas days
I count my blessings and kick my worries away

and I:
go for a hike in a forest wonderland
with the one that I love, hand in hand:

the sea opens up right in front of us there
and we smile just because of the moment we share:

then, I confess, I go over the top
when I decorate my tree, I do not stop
it's shiny and glittery and all that there is
and the mistletoe is up, just in case there's a kiss
and all of this is because I can

Yes, I can
how lucky am I

And the spirit spreads from my head to toe
peace and love, friendship and joy

Just a moment, then its gone,
take a breath, hold on

light a candle for the one who is no longer here
send a wish, give a hug - to the ones you have near

home for Christmas
yes I am

right home, here where I belong

- a hug when you feel down
- a thought when you're on your own
- a kiss that tells you simply - We
- is where you enjoy your morning tea

home is where You can be You

Home for Christmas,

That's my Christmas wish for you, too


  1. Hugs Eli. It's the time of the year. Xmassy days to renew bond of love, happiness and making new promises. Keep the loved ones alive in our hearts. Every word is weaved like the tender flower.

    Loads of love

    1. Thanks a ton, my friend - appreciate your supportive words:-)

  2. A hug and a big kiss to you Eli! ♥ I want to go on that hike with you! What gorgeous photos! Merry Christmas to you in advance,and wishing you a fantastic 2017!

  3. Oh, Eli, that was the sweetest poem I have read on Christmas!
    I am so happy for you that you are home with the ones who love you so much and enjoying every moment with them. Lots of love and hugs to you, my dear! May you have a very very merry Christmas and a happpyyyy New Year!
    God bless!
    Love! <3

    1. Lots of love back dear Shilpa- and thank you so much for your kind words:-)

  4. This is such a fantastic poem, Eli. All I wanted to do after read it was to hug you and whisper to your ears,"Amazing poem and wonderful pictures. "
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year all in advance :)

  5. Lovely lines! Wish you happy holidays:)


  6. Aww! That's so beautiful Eli. Wishing you all the love, happiness and joy this festive season. Have a great time with family and friends. Love your Christmassy decorations!

    1. Thank you so much my dear Shilpa, huuugs:-)

  7. Merry Christmas Eli .. and loved the sweet poem. So few words but you have touched all aspects.

  8. 'home is where You can be You'- Completely agree. Festivals are s much fun when we are with family and friends. Lovely poem.:)

  9. Sweetest sweetest wish this Christmas for me dear Eli, you just sparked a flame of joy in my heart! I am so happy for you dear friend to see you enjoying the merry time in the fullest way possible with that most precious feeling of 'being home'. Your happy loving words are truly infectious and I can already feel my spirits soar, here's wishing you and yours the very best of the festive cheer and in all the times that are to come. Stay warm and cosy, lots of love to you!

    1. Lots of love back, dear Arti, my sweet friend:-) Thank you so much

  10. Such a lovely poem straight from your heart! I am glad that you get to celebrate your Christmas with your loved ones at your home. Love to you, Eli!

  11. Merry Christmas Eli such a sweet poem to shower the wishes....

  12. Oh, I love love love this poem. Merry Christmas to you, Eli. Sending you lots of love and hugs! :)

    1. Lots of love back, thank you so much my dear:-)

  13. Dearest Eli,
    That was one happy and lovely poem!
    Love the way you're ending this year, it speaks of lots of joy and hope for the new year.
    The walk, hand in hand is about the best part of it!
    Sending you warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    1. Dear Mariette. Thank you so much- lots of warm wishes back to you and your loved ones. Big hugs my sweet friend

  14. This poem captures the beauty of Christmas so beautifully! The moment with family, decorating the Christmas tree.

    Wishing you a merry Christmas and a Happy new year, Eli :)

    1. Thank you so much:-) All the best back to you Mithila:-)

  15. Fantastic poem Eli! Merry Christmas to you! Hope and love is what guides one towards betterment. Happy New Year!
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