Thursday, December 21, 2006
THE USUAL HOLIDAY SCENE
Written by Maya at age 11
Busy,buzzing mothers cooking up delicious,tasty culinary delights.
Fathers sit around their cups of egg nog plastered to their hands.
Little children whine and cry, tired of parents constant no-no's.
Big kids play board games till the sun goes down, living on the sweet
Plates of cookies, cakes and pies decorate tables.
Soothing christmas carols play softly
Among the chatttery christmas gossip.
Smells from the kitchen lure peeking heads
To see what's brewing for hungry mouths.
The jug of egg nog gets passed on from hand to hand,
Sometimes landing clumsily on the floor.
Sprigs of mistletoe accent the tables,
Smelling of sweet greenery.
Cookie ropes dangle from the ceiling,
Tempting kids to reach out and grab a cookie.
Popcorn strings hang around the tree,
The buttery smell contrasting with the minty spice smell
Anxious hands shake brightly-colored packages,
Wondering dreamily what's inside.
Big sisters play mini-mothers
Keeping the little kids away from the collectibles.
The snow makes a pure white sheet on the yard,
Enchanting the family.
The christmas Spirit lurks around the room
Getting everyone into it.
WISHING ALL MY FRIENDS A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BRIGHT NEW YEAR