This is a poem that a great friend of mine used to put into his Christmas cards.
So to all my friends past present and future:
There is a list of folks I know, all written
in a book and every year at Christmas
time I go and take a look and that is
when I realise they are a part not of
the book, they’re written in, but of
my very heart.
For once you’ve met somebody; the
Years cannot erase the memory of a
pleasant word or of a loving face.
Never think my Christmas cards are
just a mere routine of names upon a
Christmas list, forgotten in between.
For, be you a friend or relative or
just someone that I’ve met.
You happen to be one of those I’d
rather not forget.
And whether I’ve known you for
many years or few, in some way you
have had a part in shaping things I do.
So as you read this message that I
Send at Christmas time,
Know that I send you all my Love,
While you are on my mind.
(In memory of my dear friend. Ian F Lynch.)
Seasons greetings to you all and thank you.(2018)