Christmas Gift!

Long forgotten, abandoned, their eyes sunk
Umpteen souls await at farewell gate
Cared for by borrowed hands, frail bodies shrunk
Eh brethren, for drop of pure love they crave

In group we set out this bright Christmas eve
Modest gifts to grace occasion some carried
Christmas carols for music under sleeve
Jokes for fun and some kids accompanied

Many a gifts I have received in life
But this one by far proved of crowns a crown
At Christmas they say Santa arrives
Doubted I till this day, dare not ever frown

At their toothless smiles my heart rejoiced
Wrinkles creased foreheads appeased my soul
Tears of joy flowed as rivers on cheeks moist
Their kisses divine illumined new shore

This Christmas gift, will cherish till last day
With peace to repeat, joy in heart engraved!


(Dedicated to old homes. It was an unforgettable experience and one of the most satisfying days in my life)

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About Sunila K

Based in Canary Islands, Spain, Sunila Khemchandani is a teacher, translator and writes poetry for love of English Literature. She has several poems published in English anthology collections (Wings, Change, Indus Valley, Heavenly Hymns, Poetic Symphonies, Synthesis - The Duet Anthology and in two of Brian Wrixon’s anthologies). In 2008, she won the position of the best annual poet in Besides writing poems, she translates spiritual articles, books of her spiritual master, proof reading and transciption. Some of her translated works have been published and circulating.

2 thoughts on “Christmas Gift!

  1. VijayNair

    A moving testimony of the power of Christmas and the moment of epiphany experienced among the underprivileged elderly.Lovely !


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