Thoughts on Writing Out Christmas Cards – From the Archives


Into the mail box
the cards are delivered,
angels, a manger, the star and a lamb
as the rural carrier makes her rounds

listening to the plaintive sounds;
the bleats of sheep
the clopping of camels
the shuffle of sandals

coming from the sack of mail
as yet undelivered;
driving her route
stopping at each little tin box

placing deep into darkness
the donkeys, the sheep,
the wise men, the shepherds
the star

while on the dash, half drunk up
a Christmas Starbuck in a plastic cup
emanating a hint of hazelnut
and just a touch of myrrh.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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2 Responses to Thoughts on Writing Out Christmas Cards – From the Archives

  1. beetleypete says:

    The ‘Postie’s Prayer’. Great stuff, Frank! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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