By Lynette Murry
Christmas Is Vastly Different
Christmas is vastly different, since you’re not here A somber season, no laughter or holiday cheer Our lives are shattered, nothing’s the same Memories recalled, with the mention of your name Thanksgiving was difficult, but that’s just the start An empty chair in remembrance of you, broke my heart It made me question, what you enjoy most Gifts, food or family togetherness with you as host 2017 is almost here, feeling infinitely surreal How do I travel to a new year, when nothing seems real? Simply existing in the upcoming new year, where agony follows And my soul is dying, leaving me listlessly hallow Needing to feel your presence, to keep insanity at bay With a whisper of love, saying you’re never far away One things for sure, I can’t celebrate this year Because Christmas is vastly different, since you’re not here
My Christmas Wish
A heartbreaking Christmas this year The joy is gone, because you’re not here My heart is full of sorrow, nothing is the same I’m unwrapping memories, designated with your name I miss you so much, wearing a fake smile has taken its toll Your photograph I hold close, missing your loving Soul Tears falling like freezing rain, while at times I smile As I picture you celebrating Christmas as you hadn’t for a while In the Kingdom above, like Cardinals playing in the sky The agony of being forced to say goodbye Pierces my heart with a Christ Thorn everyday Christmas as no meaning to me, since you went away My Christmas Wish this year, my only desire Is for you to be here singing Christmas carols by the fire And giving thanks for the loved ones we have near and far Instead of you shining the way, like Bethlehem’s Star
Remembrance of 9/11
Dreams, hopes and families left broken Goodbyes sadly left forever unspoken We recall together, forever as a whole as the destruction planned took its toll. Too many lives were destroyed As split-second crashes were deployed Across this land of the brave and free Now nobody will forget what we were and will be. On the anniversary we remember the 9/11 tragedy and pray For all who were affected that dreadful day So, I wish for all across the world to join hands As we trust ole glory represents as it still stands.
Lynette Murry has been studying Creative Writing and English with a Concentration in Poetry and Southern New Hampshire University where she gained my Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in 2014 and will achieve her Master of Fine Arts Degree in April of 2022. From there, Murry plans to continue her education to get a PhD in poetry.