Happy Holidays

Dearest readers,

I start out by thinking perhaps I’ll write you a quick thank you for reading and blah blah blah but then it’s like lightning strikes and a poem evolves. Inspired by my friend who wants to go see Father John Misty in February and suddenly I’m listening to every lyric as if my life depended on it more than it did on shopping. Should be at the mall, but I’d much rather be here listening to how he writes a novel and how I have a poem. Here goes.

I wrote a novel

it’s not the first

it won’t be my last.

In just a few weeks

you’ll read it too.

I want to thank you

all for connecting

reading

commenting

inhaling each word

as passionately as I tap

them out

late at night

or too early in the bloody morning

spewing words like coffee beans.

I can’t possibly read everyone’s blogs

or words

but I try. And I thank you

ENORMOUSLY

for stopping by

loving the energy. I’m full of that.

Hardly sleep or eat. Still

in the same body as my teens

don’t ask how God made me this

way, but who knows how the mind

and soul empties its contents

onto this page and how the body

reacts to age. The soul though

it never dies. Relives. Sees more

than we ever can.

I unloaded my truck full

of clothes and food

and cried. Off to charge

thousands on the credit card

and roll around in debt and wine

on my name day.

Well Happy Holidays

my friends and let’s

hope peace is on

everyone’s mind for 2015.

I highly doubt that,

but I know that doubt

is one of my slow killers.

Shine on with your words

and thanks for reading mine.

– Christina Strigas

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17 comments

  1. May Desert Flower · December 22, 2014

    Happy Holidays Christina πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · December 23, 2014

      You too, May. I wish you the best for the New Year. Love that flower avi. xo

      Liked by 1 person

      • May Desert Flower · December 23, 2014

        Wish you all the best 😊❀️ and thank you 😊 it’s a cherry blossom 😊

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      • Chrissy · December 23, 2014

        I was just commenting on your poem, Cherry Blossom. πŸ™‚
        xo

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      • May Desert Flower · December 23, 2014

        😊😊

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  2. Jarrod C · December 22, 2014

    Thanks for having us here! Happy holidays!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · December 23, 2014

      No, thank you for reading! All the best to you and your family. πŸ™‚

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      • Jarrod C · December 23, 2014

        Thank you. The same for you and yours as well. I will look forward to more posts from you in the new year.

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      • Chrissy · December 23, 2014

        For sure! Always flowing with the words.:) Thanks again. Same here.

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  3. Norm 2.0 · December 22, 2014

    I have truly enjoyed discovering your writing this year. Happy Holidays to you and yours and all the best for 2015 πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · December 23, 2014

      Thank you Norm. Merci! I wish you and your family the best as well. πŸ™‚ It’s fun to meet people from the same city and exchange thoughts and ideas. A true pleasure. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  4. jenniferflorence07 · December 23, 2014

    Lovely!!! Happy Holidays to you and yours too! xo

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Geo Sans · December 28, 2014

    the problem
    following so many people
    ~
    it’s impossible
    following so many people

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · December 28, 2014

      I know!! So true, but a few only read so that’s what we have here. Thanks!! All the best in 2015. Xo

      Liked by 1 person

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