“Christmas Past” by Shirley Ballard (86 yrs. young)

my red candle

flickers bright

with remembrances

what Christmas means

when you’re a spolied  kid…

how many times

my parents managed

to have our tradition

though times

were tough

they outdid themselves

for me

Shirley Ballard

http://www.misscalifornia.org/cbSite/cbActive/cbFormers.html

actress/poet/Miss CA. 1944

Foto by L. K. Thayer

© 2010

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One comment

  1. lkthayer · December 26, 2010

    Shirley, I adore you…keep writing! your BFF Lisa 🙂

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