Our oldest state park
Slickers beneath a rainbow
Pounding waters flow
Niagara Falls, NY – October 2019
Loved ones present and close by my side
Smiling, singing and going in stride
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Help decorate, bake, share some spiced tea
Straightening rooms, just being with me
Setting nice plates, polished utensils
Finding those things, making it special
Gathering ‘round old fashioned table
Eat and enjoy much as we’re able
Laughing at jokes that others don’t get
Talking of days together well spent
Presents opened, wrappings cleared away
Bows and cute bags we’ll use a new day
Little needles prickled our socked feet
Thanks little tree you looked really neat
Time passes by Christmas Day’s gone
Quickly more days are waiting to dawn
Thinking back at the fun times we had
Hoping our gifts made everyone glad
Realizing now our blessings will be
Loved ones present, our special family
Doorbell keeps ringing,
Children are singing,
Trick or Treat chorus,
Sure not to bore us.
Costumes are scary,
Makes us feel wary,
Kids do not care much,
What looks upset us.
They like sweet candy,
Makes them feel dandy,
Getting the most sweets,
Is quite a fun feat.
Once they get back home,
To rest and not roam,
Plop down their treasure,
Count up and measure.
Daytimes pass quickly,
Children feel sickly,
If Mom denies some,
She is no more fun.
Kids get so busy,
Causes a tizzy,
Forgetting the fuss,
The rest is for us!