New Years Day


Breaking trail

the first day.

The year is now

a different number.

A cold night

a restless slumber.

2021 even sounds

better than before .

So slowly we open,

now close the door.

CMM. ©. 2021


© CMM. 2020

Hand Me Downs


I was the one who they called the knee baby.

Not sure why , I am the one in the cap,

I stood as tall as the rest of my siblings.

I always had an impish smile; they said.

Worn out pants handed down by someone.

I never knew we were not rich.

My Grandparents never ‘let on.’

©. CMM. 2020

Looking in the Pages


Looking through pages

the freedom of the past.

Before the virus

came so fast.

It will be gone;

just hope and pray.

It won’t be long

we will see a new day.

© CMM. 2020

Yuletide


Eve of Christmas

Time to pray

Time to say

A Yuletide


So me…

Jon writing Christmas Cards


Mia


She strides

Along beside

Watchful care

A stick to dare

Unwanted foe

I love her so

CMM ©. 2020

One Tree


One tree this year.

A time to remember.

We miss our loved ones

In this Covid December .

We will not forget

We are still in hope.

While many have lost

and now have to cope.

We light the candles

We cut the cake.

Pray for the lost,

different memories we make.

CMM © 2020

The Steps


We are not sure

We wait with uncertainty

We listen to sounds unheard

As the world still does not know

What challenges we face …

2020 © CMM