Christmas is the time of year to reflect with thoughtful prayer,
To cast aside of all bad thought and habits
You expressed throughout the year.
We can all join together to celebrate Jesus' birth,
A renewal and beginning, right here on planet earth.

Jesus left all of us a message while here on earth, to love, to care.
His words were ever simple, plain and so very, very clear,
Be kind to one another throughout the coming year.

Christmas is the time of year to spend with young and old,
The needy, greedy and the poor.
A time to love, a time to share.
Let us all spread our love around with all our heart and soul,
For the love of your neighbor should never turn so cold.

Songs of Christmas carols fill the night time air,
Family and friends gather round the fireplace drinking eggnog and cider
Without a worry or a care; a time to love, a time to share.
Chestnuts roasting on the stove, mistletoe strung over every door.
The noisy sounds of sleighs are so difficult to ignore,
Ringing out so loudly, they spread vibrations throughout the creaking floor.

Attending morning service in our house of worship,
Singing hymns and prayers of thanks,
As children in nearby parks and playgrounds
Play games and harmless pranks.

Turkey cooking in the oven, children playing with their new found toys,
What a thrill and pleasure to see all the happy, smiling faces,
On all the girls and boys.

Copyright © 2004 Joseph P.Martino

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