Sunday, December 13, 2009

Poetry Sunday~ Remember the Reason


Remember the Reason

It’s not about presents it’s not about bows,
It’s all about the heart that grows.
As Christmas day draws ever near,
I lost the luster of good cheer.

I dig in the snow, my dog runs ‘round
We both seek for nothing found.
I’m off to a dismal Christmas day
Not much to do nor much to say.

But wait, there it is, I see the gleam
shining down as a radiant beam
it scans the snow covered lawn
it peeks in my window at the crack of dawn.

He taps on my shoulder I’m startled awake
my body shivers I begin to quake.
He whispers words into my ear,
“Have you forgotten about me here?”

I rub my eyes I see what he means,
its all around in Christmas scenes.
“I haven’t forgotten, please don’t leave!”
But gone is the hand of which I’d receive.

I stumble to my bedroom door,
to see the angel perched once more.
a nativity scene is flooding my mind.
the tiny babe lay warm and kind.

How did I miss this glorious sight.
It visits me yearly on this night.
I feel his presence all year through
What’s so hard in getting it through.

Arrogance, pride; they get in the way.
Of the true meaning of this wondrous day.
Although a symbol of generations old.
His birth was real for it was foretold.

I’m sorry I missed the enormous blessing
He gave to me through fact, not guessing.
He is the Mighty Savior and King
In my soul I’ll let the yule ring!


3 comments:

Stormcrow said...

Yup, we could all use that reminder now and then.

Raven said...

I like this very much. It's going to be a hard Christmas this year for a lot of folk, but the best things really ARE free. Take the time to go back to the basics. I think a we all need a little reminder of the greatest gift we received on Christmas day.

A little babe in a manger. And a promise that we are loved.

Merry Christmas, Joni.

Raven

joni said...

Sometimes I get lost in the season and forget the reason, but my heart knows.
Thanks Raven! (((big hugs)))

Merry Christmas! :-)