Friday, December 5, 2014

Celebrate--By Gerald A. McBreen--United States


Because I love the sound of children
laughing, Christmas is my favorite time.

Because children love Christmas so much
they hold on to it as long as they can.

The countdown starts before the twelve days.
Each checked off day, builds suspense.

November is a slow poke, I look for ways
to wind it up, spin through it like a top.

Just like little hearts, I wait for Christmas too.
It gives me a chance to be a kid again.

Recall Christmases past
box up new memories

shelter them in my heart
to share with you next year

Gerald A. McBreen found poetry after he retired from the US Postal Service. He discovered he had a flair for romance. He has been publishing for ten years with True Romance and their related magazines. He is the coordinator for Striped Water Poets. They sponsor an “open mic” every first Wednesday of the month. They also post 'Poems on Posters' around the area. In 2009 Pacific, Washington celebrated its 100th anniversary, and he was appointed Poet Laureate. (2009 - 2013)


  1. Gerald, I liked your poem. I myself am a kid at heart and Christmas memories made each year "decorates" my mind and heart with joy and those memories bring again the same feelings. I am just a nostalgia lover too for that reason. Thank you for sharing your talent again.
    Sincerely, Charlene .

  2. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    What a beautiful poem Gerald. It was an uplifting presentation for me. I too love the children and the excitement of it all in their eyes. I love your lines "box up new memories, shelter them in my heart to share with you next year" So beautifully said. I read it to my wife and she enjoyed it also. I really loved this poem Gerald. Thank you!

    Bob D

  3. Hi Gerald. I like the message within your poem. Meaningful and touching. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Hello, Gerald, your poem is very sweet and touching and I love how you embrace the moment and yet to share it with your lovely words! Sheri

  5. Enjoyed the way you put a magical glow into the scene here Gerald..'