Christmas Presence

Singer Chris While asked if I had any Christmas pieces she could recite at  the fab Christmas gigs of; http://www.stagnesfountain.co.uk/. I didn’t, but wrote this. Possibly something I wouldn’t quite have written for myself, but should have..

Christmas Presence

Just for a minute,

you could stop going online, or checking your Tweets,

plucking your eyebrows or shovelling the streets,

taking work calls, planning next week’s meals,

or practicing Flash dancing like Jennifer Beals,

because all they really want from you,

is nothing big or new,

it’s just your Christmas presence.

For you to hold their gaze without looking away,

or ticking off your task list for the day,

for you to listen to their every word,

and respond so they know  you’ve heard,

not half tuned in to Corrie or the X Factor,

or wondering if you need a chiropractor,

because all they really want from you,

is nothing big or new,

it’s just your Christmas Presence.

There’s no need to spend a grand on a motorbike,

or that fashion forward coat they won’t really like,

that hi tech gadget, that shiney bling,

that First Edition, that Virtual thing,

because all they really want from you,

amid the chaos and the noise,

the family visits,

the unwrapping of toys,

all they really want from you,

is to share in your being,

your youness , your essence,

to know you’re really with them,

giving your Christmas presence.

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