This message is posted with permission from author Del "Abe" Jones. I hope you enjoy his poetry!
A presentation of "Star Of Hope" can be found at http://www.spiritisup.com/starofhopeaj.html CHRISTMAS SENSES
Christmas trees with twinkling lights
Sparkling tinsel spread around
Ornaments and decorations
On the green boughs, hanging down.
A wreath of holy on the outside
Mistletoe above the door
Sounds of those Christmas carols
Telling tales of Christmas lore.
Presents wrapped in shiny paper
Tied with pretty ribbonsï¿½ bows
The wonder in wee onesï¿½ eyes
As their anticipation grows.
The chill crispness of the air
Falling crystals of white snow
The family gatheredï¿½ round the hearth
Warmed by the crackling glow.
Eggnog topped with nutmeg
The pies, candies and cakes
The aroma from the kitchen
Of the oven as it bakes.
A birthday celebration
For that someone up above
Thought and wishes ï¿½round the earth
For a world of peace and love.
Itï¿½s too bad it canï¿½t be Christmas
With all itï¿½s hope and cheer
Itï¿½s too bad life canï¿½t be lived
Like this day, all through the year.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
There's music of the holidays
Playing on the radio -
There's Christmas decorations
Almost everywhere you go.
The Salvation Army bells
Ring out for the poor -
The "Ho,ho." of Santa Claus
In the department stores.
Carolers sing Christmas songs -
Going, house to house -
Tales about, where no one stirs
Not even, a mouse.
Hoofbeats in fresh fallen snow
Pulling, an open sleigh -
Children asking Mom and Dad
"Is Santa on his way?"
Cracklin' from the fireplace -
Roasting chestnuts 'neath the coals -
The soft murmur of prayers
Said, for the lost souls.
Friends and family gather
To toast, Christmas cheer -
There's sounds of angels singing
(If, you really want to hear.
The sounds of Christmas, fill the air
As we celebrate His birth -
Wishing joy, to all mankind
And peace to all on earth.
Del "Abe" Jones http://www.iwvpa.net/jonesd/