Christmas Morning (Daily Prompt-Romantic Monday)

I present to you a piece that is a bit out of the ordinary for my typical range. But when asked if I would like to try my hand at his romantic Mondays post, I jumped at the chance to challenge myself and write outside of my normal comfort zone for Edward Hotspurs daily prompt. Always up for the chance to do something different and perhaps learn something. Hope you all enjoy it and I wish you all a Happy Holiday season. Also find this and all the other entries at:

1 Xmas

I remember well those Christmas mornings as a child
The days leading up were filled with anticipation
A wide eyed eagerness unmatched and untamed
The joy and comfort abounded through family
While friends surrounded and heightened the elation
Just a different energy to this time of year
An electricity powered by warmth and kindness
Safety and generosity became commonplace
Personal well being became secondary to others
The good will towards fellow man endlessly abundant
I look fondly on those innocent childhood holidays
Realizing now how uniquely special they truly were


Looking around me now, taking stock of current reality
I feel a warmth greater than any roaring fire can provide
Many of the same feelings of my Christmases of youth
Magnified ten fold by the company I now keep


My wide eyed childhood playfulness flourishes
Accompanied by the sheer joy of your presence
Anticipation of the happiness yet to be discovered
Now together as one we make our own history
History of the miracles of Christmas wonder
The time of year seems no longer relevant
As each passing day with you at my side
Feels exactly like Christmas morning my dearest

My one and only true love

19 responses to “Christmas Morning (Daily Prompt-Romantic Monday)

  1. Pingback: Christmas Love – A Holiday Romantic Monday Post | Edward Hotspur

    • Thank you E. I really appreciate it. While I still prefer the darker or more contemplative side of my writing self, It is nice to spread the wings a bit and fly in a different direction from time to time. I wish you all the best during this Holiday season. Be well, and may peace find you wherever you are.

      John (JMC)

    • Thanks CnC. I am always willing to reach for different challenges. I am glad it worked for you. I hope you and Mr Bear, and everyone else surrounding you have a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and everything else that goes along with them. BTW, I have nothing nice to wear for X-mas. Think T-bear would let me borrow that awesome tie? lol
      Keep Inspiring


      • Wow, So generous of You and Ted. LOL. Actually not sure it would fit me or look nearly as good as Mr Bear makes it look. But he will truly do it justice for however long it takes him to wrestle it off his neck. Wishing you peace, love and joy in abundance my friend.
        Cheers right back at ya!

        John (JMC)

  2. You are so versatile. This is lovely. Everyday is Christmas with the right one by your side. Very romantic. And I love all your early reminiscences. Magical childhood memories to add to. 🙂 x

    • Thank you so much. I still have SOOO much to learn. Challenging myself to color outside the lines once in a while is a good exercise for me. I am so glad you enjoyed this. May your Christmas be full of Joy and everlasting peace my friend.
      Keep Inspiring


  3. Everyone is right. The change does suit you very well. I told you that light of yours was shining through. Even that Devil of yours is wearing his shades.

    • I am finding more variety in my writing endeavors and will continue to try to mix things up, but I am sure my fascination and intrigue with the darker, more contemplative side will continue to flourish. The Devil looks good in shades, does he not? lol

    • Thank you Jen. You are sweet to say that. I hope you are doing well my friend. Drop me a line when ya can. Would love to hear from you. I will do the same soon as well.


      • Welcome!! And it’s true!! Your writing is fabulous, all of it!! I am good. Been really busy, if not with my stuff, family stuff, and the holidays are both joyful and hard without my brother, so that weighs hard on me at times!! I will write you soon .. we are long overdue for a catch up!! XO

      • We are overdue, but it is understandable. We both lead busy lives. You more so it seems. I can’t wait to catch up with you. Also can’t wait to get back to work on that duet we have getting dusty. LOL. No rush though. Can’t rush perfection. And that is what happened last time we wrote together. At least in my eyes and heart. Hope you continue to be well and the Holidays bring you and yours the peace and love you are so deserving of. Keep your soul shining bright and keep an eye out for an Email from me sometime before X-mas

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