This time ‘o year, let’s aw look back,
Tae Christmas past in Blantyre,
Cheers n laughin, jokes n gabbing,
wi family roon coal fires.
We close oor eyes, an see the past,
An mind thae days sae dear,
O’ friendships built, a love tae last,
wi folks nae longer here.
Wi’ festive cheer we toast oor kin,
Noo Bellies ur fill tae burstin,
drams ur poured an we ‘a know,
oor heids the morra be ‘hurtin.
Absent souls, who touched oor herts,
fur life’s light flickers sae fast,
Let’s raise a glass fur aw oor thoughts,
O’ Blantyre’s Christmas past.
By Paul Veverka © 2019
Pictured, my absent parents in 1970. Both gone, but very much remembered. Merry Christmas everybody!