A Night of Love
A star appears in the sky
And shepherds look in wonder
Again, 3 Wise Men look
And decide to follow that star.
It led them to a stable
Where they found a baby in a manger of straw
Somehow they knew they were
Looking at the Savior of the world
And they fell on their knees
To present Him with the gifts they had brought.
There was gold, frankincense and myrrh
Love for the world was born that night
The Music of Christmas
We listen to such beautiful music
During the Christmas holidays.
Choirs in church are
Singing the traditional hymns
As well as some newer and their
Voices blend in a harmony of beauty.
Stores are playing the music of’
Songs and instrumentals that we have heard
Over the years and we remember’
Our long ago celebrations with families
Sometimes, our own traditions remind us to sit with
Our lights off except for the lights on the Christmas tree and
Listen to the Music of Christmas.
As a child, waking up to the glowing lights on the Christmas tree,
Presents scattered under the tree brightly tied in ribbons of red, green and gold.
Laughing and looking in wonder at the surprises which awaited us.
Listening to Jingle Bells and the music of Christmas
After a special breakfast that included a tasty sweet,
We all got ready, climbed into the car and drove to church.
I always liked to look at the Nativity Crib,
The figures of Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus, angels
Were so beautiful and life like that I would stare at them
Too long and my mother would have to move me to the pew.
It was a joyous day of playing in the snow,
Finding a hill to use our new sleds and then
Laughing with excitement as we rushed down the hill.
The day was over much too soon and it was time for bed.
I took my new doll with me and my brother took his new baseball bat.
Yes, the memories of Christmas as a child will always be a part of me.
The Passage of Time
Like the wind blowing here and there
Changing to barely a whisper,
Time eludes us in the passing of days.
We look forward to a lovely spring
After a cold and snowy winter.
Time passes and we awake one morning
To the warming day with its
Promise of blue skies, pretty flowers
The sun in its splendor.
Time passes and soon we hear
Summer rain, thunder and wind.
But when it is over, there is
A beauty to the quiet and stillness we feel.
Again, time passes and the leaves
On the trees start changing color.
We are now in Autumn, a kind of
Magical season with scarecrows, full moons
And children trick or treating.
There is a sunny but cool, crisp air and
You breathe it in because it pleases you.
Finally, time passes and we see snowfalls, enjoying
The first one as it seems to sit on the trees in a dazzling light.
Pine trees are a picture of such natural beauty
Now we watch with smiles as
Families are playing with their children
And building snowmen. Sleds are
Brought out for fun, sliding down hills,
Then rushing back up the hill to
Fly down it again and cheeks
Getting red in the cold.
Christmas brings much joy to the
Family celebrations and there is
A different sense of peace in the world
Our passage of time for this year
Is now complete.