Thursday, November 26, 2009

After the turkey...

The quiet speaks loudly
now that guests have gone
The smell of turkey
though, is evident still.

Alone now, I sit with
my feet up and pain in my back.
It has been a good day
and I am thankful.

I play some old music
to drown out the silence.
From a playlist that I
dubbed "Old Faves".

Melancholy seeps into my soul
Nostalgia sits by my side.
I am tired and feeling old
I miss my family on holidays.

12 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

But how old is 'old music'? Baroque?

Char said...

Ha! I'm not quite that old. More like from the Platters through Nora Jones.

Rikkij said...

Char-that's my favorite part of it all. faves and feet up. I think it would be quite special to be missed by you. Lucky they. ~rick

Wine and Words said...

To me, family is holiday. When they are absent it is just a day, like any other. I have not had a holiday without my children yet...but the time is soon approaching when I will also sit with nostalgia instead.

Char said...

Rick~You silver tongued devil,you say the nicest things, thank you.

W&W~Yes it comes to all who have children. I only have one--but I'll be seeing her for Christmas!

buffalodick said...

I wish our gathering was bigger, but it was good to break bread together..

Beth said...

I'm always kind of happy to get back home or have the guests leave. I enjoy the time together, but I like my peace and quiet!

Char said...

Buffalo~ I have one daughter and a 'grand yorkie', so its always a small group.

Beth~ I hear you...me, too!

Woman in a Window said...

Char, you paint it. It is all bustle and boisterousness to feet up and quiet. I see you there. Even alone, you are beautiful.
xo
erin

Kathy said...

What do you mean, you have a sweet sister that misses you on holidays. Will be glad to see you Christmas. Huggs and Kisses
The Twisted Sister

glnroz said...

Meee tooo... lol

buffalodick said...

Very "On the mark".. I miss a house full of kids and relatives...