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Festive Greetings from the Blogosphere

December 20, 2013

[Before the usual drivel, allow me to wish a sincere Merry Chrismas/Happy holidays to all readers of this blog, with thanks for all your interest and support, and special greetings to all those I have in any sense met and befriended thanks to the modern wonder that is the blogosphere.
The mordant piece below is my attempt to continue that lovely tradition – the spooky ghost story!]

The Ghost at Christmas
Sometimes the festive laughter has unease underneath
Glances are exchanged, certain subjects avoided
Someone is missing from the feast
The children up late are getting bad tempered
The remaining food’s started turning to leftovers
The presents and treats have spent their surprises
Long before they can all be paid for
Those few left awake can’t help but recall
Absent ones who didn’t make it this time
Passed away or passed over, lost, forgotten or uninvited
And, though the guests and the hosts don’t speak of it
One person, who always had something to add and to give,
Is in each of their minds
Should be at this table, was always essential.
This absence has a reason, but all must pretend not to notice
Because ghosts are not supposed to exist.
And who is this absent person, so sorely missed?
You mustn’t ask but know it’s true
That one day it will have to be you!

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