There was a Christmas long ago
And I was there and so were you,
And when we gathered by the tree
Joy had had gathered too.
And there were gifts and there was food
And there was laughter and surprise
And you would open gifts of mine
And love was in your eyes.
And on that Christmas long ago
As we sat round the table (square)
We spoke of family and friends
Who were no longer there
To share that Christmas long ago.
And now I wonder whether you
Gather by a tree somewhere
Remembering me too.