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A Family Christmas

by Tony Whitaker

I hear the fireplace crackle
as Christmas music fills the air
such sounds of the season, spills
a special warmth for all of us to share

Presents sitting silent
beneath a simple tree
each gaily painted package
beckons to that side of us
where toys and things bring glee

But on this day let us remember
our dear Lord is now born
not in some pristine palace
but in a meager manger
His life given freely by a Father
for God so loved the world...
still man fights
filled with anger

Now each family member enters
a smile with "“Merry Christmas”" delivered
we all give a warm embrace
for this one day of the year
all together in one place

The feast now fills the table
all sit silent in their place
I pray the Lord will guide and guard
as we thank you Lord
for Your love for all
and Your redeeming Grace
to fill our empty halls


Posted on 12/22/2007
Copyright © 2021 Tony Whitaker

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Genevieve Sturrock on 12/22/07 at 03:56 PM

Merry Christmas, Tony.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/23/07 at 03:09 PM

Beautiful rendering Tony. Season's best to you and your family, and continued success with your writing in 2008. :o)

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