*A Christmas Romance*

This white Christmas

I’ll be waiting for you

Under the mistletoe,

 

To tell you that

The reflection of the

Christmas lights

 

In your loving eyes

Is all I’ve ever wanted.

Merry Christmas, my love.

 

~ Zornitsa

Goodbye

*Goodbye*

 

Sometimes when you walk

Hand in hand

With a good friend

You reach a crossroad.

 

You go around in circles.

Two steps down his path,

Two steps down your path.

Repeat.

 

Then you hug and let go.

You step on your own path,

And your two hands

Are alone.

 

Zornitsa

Stop and smell the roses

Photo Credit: Silvia Angelova

 

*Stop and smell the roses*

Stop and smell the roses,

They said.

They won’t be there forever,

They said.

The rose is frozen now.

Yesterday she put on

Her best pink dress

And her icy crystal earrings.

She wanted to be pretty

On her last night out.

Poor rose.

It is November now.

Your girlfriend is putting on

Her best pink dress

And her crystal earrings

Today.

Tell her she is beautiful.

Bring her some pink roses.

Don’t wait for

Valentine’s day.

We’re not here forever,

They say.

Tell her you love her

Every day.

 ~ Zornitsa

 

This poem was inspired by a photograph by Silvia Angelova. The photograph is showing a beautiful rose covered in snow, and I believe it was taken in November last year. I usually try to find a picture to match my poems, but this time, I tried to find the words to match this beautiful photo!

Trick-or-treat

*Trick-or-treat*

 

I wish I could

Give out treats

To everyone.

To all the children,

And to all children

At heart.

 

I wish I could

Lock up all the tricks

In the magic realm.

And leave no tricks

For the politicians

And anyone not being real.

 

I wish it could be

The kind of Halloween

That scares all evil away

Forever out of our lives.

But nobody is knocking on my door.

I should have decorated the house.

 

~ Zornitsa

 

Happy Halloween to anyone out there young or old.. or somewhere in between, whoever is reading my blog. I hope that it is a fun-filled day for you.

Halloween is a new-ish addition to my list of holidays to celebrate. I don’t think I have fully come to terms with what it is and how it is celebrated. My first experience with Halloween was at my first year of university in Canada, when I was going up the stairs and ran into a girl whose face was bleeding quite heavily. Being an international student/ fresh off the boat/ whatever you wanna call it,  I panicked and was frantically going through my CPR knowledge in my head… and then the girl smiled at me! A couple of friendly witches appeared out of nowhere, and then I realized it was not a regular school day. It was Halloween.

Since then, I have made conscious effort to get to know Halloween a little better. The pumpkins. The costumes. And, of course, the candy. Lots and lots of it.

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While I am still genuinely frightened of all the costumes that include excessive red paint in any bloody kind of way, I have found a number of other, friendlier costumes that I enjoy.

My favorite costumes:

– The clever costumes. The person who wrote BOOK on their face, and walked around as Facebook! And, umh, the cereal-killers.

– The cute costumes. All baby-pumpkins fall into this category!

– The couple costumes. Hello, Salt and Pepper Shakers!

Ok, time to go get some healthy veggies and smoothies…to balance out All. The. Sugar.

Happy Halloween!!!!

Z.

 

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