Holiday Refrain

Diana Raab
Dec 24, 2017 · 1 min read

August Christmas trees; last year’s tinsel; forgotten relatives; broken candy canes; whipped egg nog; red dresses; knit sweaters with Santa designs; icicles from eaves; shiny red nail polish; long airport lines; mistletoes; turkeys in ovens; waiting in line to sit on Santa’s lap; hand knit mittens with matching scarves; spinning dreidels; saluting soldiers; food drives; reindeers pulling presents; menorahs in windows; charity boxes; music boxes; days off school; Macy’s windows; rolls of wrapping paper; light-framed homes; glittered holiday cards hanging from fireplaces; snow drifts; moth ball-scented sweaters; unraveled bows; traffic jams; cracked ornaments; shoes sales; rubbed off lottery tickets; Salvation Army bells; jammed shopping malls; pancakes at IHOP; potato latkes; seven days of gifts; newspaper ads; Christmas Carols; nonstop holiday music on radios; knocks on the door; homesickness; homeless rolling on grassy fields to keep warm; and parades down main street.

Poets Unlimited

Six Years of poetry-only publishing, PoetsUnlimited was a…

Diana Raab

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Award-winning author/poet/blogger. Speaks and writes on writing for healing & transformation. Visit: dianaraab.com

Poets Unlimited

Six Years of poetry-only publishing, PoetsUnlimited was a diverse, engaging and authentic poetry magazine. For most of that time a daily publication, it was always diverse and original, and free-to-read by all.

Diana Raab

Written by

Award-winning author/poet/blogger. Speaks and writes on writing for healing & transformation. Visit: dianaraab.com

Poets Unlimited

Six Years of poetry-only publishing, PoetsUnlimited was a diverse, engaging and authentic poetry magazine. For most of that time a daily publication, it was always diverse and original, and free-to-read by all.

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