Christmas without you

Christmas is a happy time

But there are always a few

The ones who’ve lost

The ones who face

Their first Christmas

Without you.


You were lost

Sometime in the last year

Of illness


Or other


But it doesn’t matter

How you went

It’s Christmas

And you are not here.


The tradition changes

As traditions have to

Your place no longer taken

The things you did

Each Christmas time

Another now must fill


And in a year or more for some

Those roles will be absorbed

But it is not you

That we have forgotten

Just you we do them for.

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