A Christmas Thought

Christmas is so many things,
wondrous in what it brings...
 
The little one's joy,
seen in the twinkling eyes and beaming smile,
standing with mommy and daddy in single file,
being next to see
the white bearded man in red,
looking forward to the day
of jumping out of bed,
to see the promised favorite toy
and the happiness brought for it to be
by old Saint Nick in his sleigh!
 
The colorful decorations adorned with shimmering lights,
glowing throughout the joyful season's nights,
with many enjoying these beautiful sights,
none more so than the little tikes,
 
Being with family and sharing,
Showing your love by giving,
Thinking of those no longer living,
Thankful for all your loved ones for being,
Remembering this day's true meaning...
 
The bright North Star,
Three wise men from afar,
Angels heralding and protecting from danger,
the little baby boy, Jesus, lying in a manger.

 

David G. Bancroft
Copyright 2003
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Author's Note... "A Christmas Thought" was written thinking of my youngest son being home for Christmas for the first time in several years and after returning safely from harm's way in Iraq. (He is now a Marine veteran.) And the troops and all who have served in the military defending our freedom allow Christmas and other faiths' holidays in the blessed USA to be celebrated in our own individual way!