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Meaning of life

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso

Friday, December 23, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOODNIGHT!

My First Christmas Card
Mommy & Me
On a cold snowy winter's night in Detroit, Michigan, a child was born. My mother was dressed as Santa because of her big baby belly. She ho-ho-ho'd one too many times delivering gifts and her water broke. Mommy then delivered her most precious Christmas gift ever, Me!

I wrote this for my mom as a gentle reminder of that exhausting Christmas day:


Hello Christmas!
by Brian N. Walin

It’s all warm and cozy, my cheeks nice and rosy. I cuddle and coo, like most babies do. I want to stay in here, with my mother so near. It’s just a small bedroom, though could use more headroom.

I hear noise surrounded, I’m kind of astounded. The music I hear is about a reindeer. I hear my Dad bellow, and Mom shakes like Jell-O. They’re having so much fun, it’s my time to be Son.

I squirm and I kick and I even pick. And all I can hear are words of St. Nick. On Dasher, on Prancer, I’m sure you all know. But my Mom is showing, it’s my time to go. The party must stop now, it’s my time to drop now. I haven’t a care, I soon will be there.

So off we go rushing it’s my party now. I can only imagine, Mom feels like a cow. She turns and she twists, she’s barring down hard. I can only hope now, I won’t pop in the yard. We get to the Doctor he’s waiting inside, I’m kind of excited about this whole ride.

It’s my time to jump out, but I still have some doubt. I think I will stay in here, if just for one more year. It’s really not that bad, but I can hear my Dad. “Let’s go you small squirt. I want to see my lad!”

So out I go bouncing it’s so good to see, that I have become part of this family. It’s so great to see you, you’re all here for me. Then out of my eyes I spy a small tree. All of the sudden, a nip and a tuck, this just can’t be happening, it must be bad luck. A slap on the ass follows this all, and then I feel pain and I start to ball.

Why did you do that? I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ve really been so good, all evening long. There’s no need to hit me, I’m sure you will see. I’ll try to be real good, for this family. Don’t hit me now, I just want to stay. I promise I’ll brighten all of your day. Just give me a chance and teach me real well. I promise I’ll try not to put you through hell.

This day has been trying and awfully hard, but I thank God now, I’m not in the yard. I really can’t tell what had gone wrong, but I’ll always remember the deer from that song. It seems to be clear about those reindeer. That’s how it all started with me being here.

A swoop and coddle with cloths that do swaddle. I’m warm and I’m cozy my cheeks again rosy. I just need some sleep, I won’t make a peep, just let me drift off and start counting my sheep. This room is much bigger, it just seems so right. But I need my sleep now, I bid you good night.

December 25, 1960

©2005 Brian N. Walin (All rights reserved)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO I GUESS IT'S TIME TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DOC
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

GRANNY

Dr. Swill said...

I can hear you singing out loud as I read...THANK YOU TG!

I'm not sure if I like this getting older crap@!

I'm in the area for the next month. Maybe we can share a glass of eggnog before I go back home.

CHEERS! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Peace B

Maureen said...

Brian,

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! I was hope you had an awesome birthday.

What a great poem you wrote to honor your parents!

And...

doing the HAPPY DANCE at the results of your check-up!

And imagine my surrise to see my name in your blog!!

Glad you're doing well.

{{HUGS}}

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Glad to read all was well with your check-up!!!
Thanks for the message you left on my blog. I found your blog shortly after being diagnosed and have followed it since that time. You don't know how it has helped me reading your expeiences!!!! Hearing what you went through helped to prepare me for a lot that I have experienced on this journey!!! You have been an inspiration and blessing to me.
Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Debbie

Dr. Swill said...

Debbie,

Your comment meant a lot to me. I never know who reads all my bitching and I hope it does help others and aids to get them through tough times. That in itself makes the time I take to write worth it.

Thank you...blessings to you and your family in the new year. Please say hello more often.

Peace B

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday.

I am sure your mom would have loved the poem. She was always so proud of your writing.

I hope you had a good Christmas and have a Happy New Year.

Paula

Dr. Swill said...

Is this Paula S. from Germany???

OMG How are you?? Thank you for stopping by. I wrote this for mom in 2005 and she has read it. She preferred her Nora Roberts novels...lol

I hope you are well. Hit me up by email and lets catch up. Your email address came back undeliverable.

My mother though the world of you!


Happy New Year to you!

Peace B

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

AFTERNOON AND I'M STILL NOT DRESSED. JUST CHECKING MY BLOGS I READ.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I HOPE THIS YEAR WILL BE BETTER FOR YOU.

I STAYED HOME YESTERDAY WHILE GRAMPS SPENT CHRISTMAS WITH THE KIDS. JUST DIDN'T FEEL UP TO IT.I WAS VERY CONTENT HERE WITH JOEY [THE DOG]. IT WAS QUIET ALL DAY.DIDN'T MIND IT AT ALL.

NEW YEARS DAY, THEN THE NEW YEAR BEGINS. I'M PRAYING THINGS TURN AROUND FOR THE GOOD FOR EVERYONE.

GRANNY

Dr. Swill said...

GRANNY you have mail...please check.

Dr. Swill said...

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your love and support throughout the years!

Love and Peace

B

Words To Live By:

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others." -Mahatma Gandhi