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My Filipino Christmas

My Filipino Christmas

(written 12/04/2014)

By Sheila Noreen L. Gamo

Every Filipino from all over the world would agree

that the Philippines is the perfect place to be,

if you wish to have the best Christmas ever

Come back home to Pinas and remember

As soon as the months end in “Ber.”

Christmas songs start to fill the air

The night becomes ever brighter

As every home's Christmas lights flicker

Waiting for friends at the Sari-sari store

The colorful parols at every house door

The Sorbetero's joyful bell

That jeepney sound we know so well

The cold night air as we pray together

The hot tea and bibingka when Misa De Gallo is over

Our favorite Puto bumbong and a bottle of Coke

as my friends and I each laugh and share a joke

And as we all gather at the table to eat

What mother has cooked for noche buena feast

The Coca-cola fizzles along with happy chatter

That joyful noise of endless laughter

The smiles coming from family and friends

Love and forgiveness as enemies make amends

The feeling of being home, a place to belong

Where your heart is at peace and nothing can go wrong

This is the Christmas every Filipino knows

where sharing, caring and understanding grows

Where neighbors and colleagues are brothers too

A Christmas that celebrates Jesus' love so true.

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marialy18 wrote on December 8, 2014, 7:32 AM

I agree.Filipino Christmas is the most awaited occasion every year,and you really have a happy Christmas

carmela wrote on December 8, 2014, 7:33 AM

Ruby came to visit our country just a few days before Christmas ... i just hope that my fellow Filipinos who lost their homes or lost a loved one will still be able to celebrate with their families this Christmas.

Ellis wrote on December 8, 2014, 8:45 AM

Nice festive poem...hope anyone affected by the recent weather there has not had their Christmas ruined..

sheilagamo wrote on December 8, 2014, 10:07 AM

Thank you. I sure hope so too

sheilagamo wrote on December 8, 2014, 10:08 AM

We Filipinos are very resilient people. I am sure they will find a way to still celebrate Christmas