At Christmas time The sweets compete And from their diets Most people cheat; Tempted by confections And fudge filled trays Colorful candies Or rum soaked cakes; Hot cocoa served With candy cane kisses Sugar cookies Decorated for Christmas; And if the gingerbread house Mysteriously disappears Just hide the crumbs And blame Santa’s reindeer

One Photographer

If a picture is worth A thousand words Imagine the stories One photographer has told; Captured on film Or digital device Wedding dates Children’s delight; Holiday memories Cherished quiet time Playful newborn puppies The clearest starry sky; Each picture becomes A page in the book A memoir of all One photographer took