Christmas Day

by Steven
(Western Australia)

Christmas day
and love abounds,
a time to celebrate.
But without you here
to be a part,
that is not my fate.

My family care
they wish the best,
their love they do intone.
As great it is
to be with them,
I'm still just so alone.

I hear the joy
the laughs, the fun,
lives so rich and free.
I sit and watch
and feel so sad
that none belongs to me.

I should be glad
for all we had,
the years of you and me.
Instead I see
the days ahead,
myself and misery.

I lift my head
and feign a smile,
try and join the cheer.
But all the while
I'm holding back
yet another tear.

So let this day
come to an end,
It holds no joy for me.
Perhaps in time
things will improve,
I shall have to wait and see.

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Feb 22, 2013
by: Anonymous

My husband died on Christmas Eve 2012 after 31 years of looking forward to and enjoying every moment of Christmas. Christmas Day was a blurr and kind friends only celebrated with a quiche and salad and walking the dogs, so that I was unable to forget it was Christmas. What of this year? I don't know. I feel the pain will never leave. No more laughing, no more loving and no more sharing with someone who understood and was always there with strong comforting arms. People say, in time, things get better but at the moment it is very difficult to believe. Part of me died that day and that part will never truly live again.

Feb 08, 2013
Christmas Day
by: silver

Dear Stephen I hope you are feeling better today. I totally understand the fake face and smiles during the holidays.As you remember my husband died May 2011.The first Christmas was not as bad as I expected.I realized later that I was still in the shock phase of grief.All my children and grandchildren were around.They were worried about me because I stayed in bed and slept a lot.I got better in that respect and this past Christmas was sparse for family. To make matters worse I got the flu on Christmas eve.I didn't get to have Christmas with some of my family until the end of Jan. So here I am alone,looking at Christmas presents on the table under the tree,sick and trying not to cry because my love is not here to hold me and make me feel better.I did make it through though and I am finally beginning to get out occasionally. For the first time in almost 2 years I feel like I may survive this.I know you will too. I send you love and prayers for strength and peace.

Dec 25, 2012
Me too
by: Anonymous

I sat here reading this and I thought u were writing this about me. I hate Christmas and holidays they are just not the same. When two thirds of your family is dead. I think I could win an academy award for surviving or faking my way through another holiday.

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