Friday, December 24, 2010

The Legend of St. Nicholas~ a poem

The Legend of Saint Nicholas

There he sat in a great big chair,
velvet red suit, snow-like hair.
Full of laughter, joy, and cheer;
once again that time of year.

"Mommy, mommy, who is he?"
are words I longed to hear.
But what do you say to innocence,
to make the story clear?

Do I grant him imagination,
his mind set to explore?
Or thrust him into reality,
allowing his soul to soar?

I tell the story of Jesus,
His gracious, humble birth;
about how wise men brought Him gifts,
because He blessed this earth.

St. Nicholas too, was a humble man,
who loved all girls and boys.
He gave them joy and laughter,
by blessing them with toys.

His giving to children once a year,
to feel enormous pleasure;
throughout all time, each child will hold,
a day they'll always treasure.

Chosen was the day of our Lord,
I'm sure He wouldn't mind;
sharing His appointed birthday,
with a man so warm and kind.

Jesus had inspired a man,
to lovingly care and give;
and through the spirit of both these men,
their memories will live.

So once a year, St. Nicholas' spirit,
dwells in the hearts of men.
Bringing imagination to life,
in any way he can.


June said...

You're amazing, Joni!

You've created a classic...


Stormcrow said...

I always liked this one.

joni said...

Thanks June!
I knew when I wrote this so many years ago, that it held special meaning that would transcend time. :)

Merry Christmas!

Yvonne said...

What a lovely peom! I read it to my kids. :)

Merry Christmas, my lovely mentor. Have a beautiful day. Please accept my most heartfelt good wishes and prayers for you in the new year.

Love Von

P.S. I've visited you nearly every day, but each time I started to write a comment, a child began to cry or the door knocker clanged, or, well, you understand--being a mommy. :)

joni said...

Merry Christmas Von!

This poem is one of those poems, where a child who has always believed in Santa can feel safe knowing, he DOES/did exist.

Thanks for visiting, and yes, I totally understand kinds/phone/door knockers and such! LOL

Happy New Year too! :)