Holiday Wish

By Scott Mitchell

The frosty wind bites my nose and cheeks
Dropping to my knees, I scoop snow in my hands
Graphic flashes in my head and suddenly all feels warm
From my passions left behind in the Caribbean sands

Accepting the reality of where I’d rather be now
A wet drop slithers, turning ice right under my eye
I recall crouching by the bed staring at her beautiful face
With clasped hands, now I kneel and frown at the sky

The holiday season is here, and here she is not
silver bells taunt me and the jingle ones mock!

I don’t want to see Santa’s approaching reindeer
if he only brings a holiday sweater
Only one thing on my list Santa, don’t disappoint
Understand me with this complaint letter!

Somehow, she’s always on the tip of my tongue
My mouth filled with words of love and truth
But deep in the root there’s a serious pain
Gee Santa, I didn’t ask for a Bluetooth!

My heart and body need her so I’m waiting
don’t cause me to suffer in the cold so long
I think the watch you wear must have stopped
and your delay is really ticking me off!

Or take me 2,000 miles to my angel eyes
Don’t leave this hitchhiker to go insane
It’s too far and I don’t wanna walk man
Santa, please bring this blue boy a plane!

My chocolate candy fills her stockings
in a way that you could never do!
She hangs them next to my chimney with care
I need a piece of her cookie real soon!

I never play with dolls
but chocolate Barbie got my heart quakin’
I need her melody and sweet jams now
Wow, she certainly leaves mi jam-achin’!

The holiday season is here, and here she is not
silver bells taunt me and the jingle ones mock!

I really need to visit her port more
These routine calls surely make my mind roam
It’s like a prison, being so far from my heart
Santa, please don’t bring me another cell phone!

I need manicured nails raking my back
And passionate moments priming her walls
Don’t try keeping her as your own now, Santa
and take me to my Mrs. Claws!

Thanks Scott...You're Awesome! LL 🙂 


Every now and again, I stumble upon a word or phrase that completely captures my attention and helps me to pause for a sweet reflection…an article, a scene from a movie or a book…or, perhaps, a heartfelt poem.  I’m not a big believer in coincidence and my personal theory was proven right once more since this particular poem seemed to mirror the exact mood I was in while typing out a new project.  I reached out to the poet and he graciously gave me permission to share his words with you.

Here is a gift for you, Dear Reader.  A dash of romance and a shy blush on the cheeks to round out the week with…I hope you ENJOY this gentle pause.  

PS…Thanks, Scott.  Big smiles to you, wherever you are.  LL 🙂

‘Inescapable Destiny’

By Scott Mitchell

A nomadic voyage, a heart's quest
Quiet and alone were an attractive option
But your music makes me dance
Your beauty induced a trance
What do I have to offer, but this heart
I could swim the sea to you
I can drown
or take this love to my last breath

The warmth while holding you, oh....
creates an infinite confirmation
My moist eyes looking into yours are not sad,
no...
I'm jubilant and thankful
You held resilient to your promise
and gave all that you are
I was lost and you restored me

My caramel coated aspirations live
in memories
Dark brown eyes and a body of firm silk
my hands and soul are deprived of you
My heart's demise begins one minute apart
A day or more is torture lancing outward
through my flesh
Inspirations defeat all lucidity
I need you

Every future thought, you are there
Your motivated smile is a victory for me
and I can smile
My endless home is now wherever you are

Scott Mitchell