Monday, December 24, 2012

The Christmas Monkey

One special Christmas
so long ago,
but fresh in my memory,
like new fallen snow.
One little brother
I loved so dear,
one Christmas toy
to bring Christmas cheer.
Cutting and sewing
and stuffing away--
One special monkey,
One special day.
Christopher opened
that happy surprise,
he squealed and a light
danced into his eyes!
Tears were then rolling
down his cheeks and mine,
I'd given something
that made his eyes shine.
One Christmas Monkey
so simple--and Yet!
It made for a Christmas
I'll never forget!

~Kathie Adams Brown (December 16, 1986)


  1. What a beautiful memory. What Christmas is about.

  2. An oldie but goodie for sure! If it was the sock monkey, I've made and received that cultural icon myself. Love!

    1. Ruth, no, it was one I designed myself. I made the pattern and cut it out, then sewed and stuffed it. I think he still has it. Thankfully I had a mother who taught me to sew and let me use her sewing machine!

  3. What a beautiful and cherished memory. Your gift to him was very special, and his gift to you was a light in his eyes that never faded from memory. love, love, love it.

    1. Bella, this is so true! How I love to think of that Christmas Day!

  4. Hi Kathie

    What a vivid poem I can see the scene as if I was there. You have captured the true spirit of Christmas here.


  5. Guy, thank you. As you can see, I wrote this poem a long time ago. It's one of my best memories!


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