A Christmas poem for your enjoyment!
Hold back those reindeers. Unpack the sleigh.
Take down the tree. That’s what I say.
Keep the roast in the freezer and the candles unlit.
Santa stay home. I don’t care one bit.
The unthinkable happened. My mother is gone.
Take down the lights. Don’t sing a song.
I am not alone in my pain, sorrow and grief.
So this Christmas Day had better be brief.
I will go to my church and sit in a pew
Asking God what it is I am supposed to do.
So many people are mourning alone.
We can’t be comforted by some Christmas poem.
Do not set the table with one person less.
The next time we smile is anyone’s guess.
My minister states that Christmas must always go on.
Well I pointed out this time he is wrong.
Then in an instant with a flash of white light
An angel appeared – a heavenly sight.
I was flooded with memories of all Christmases past,
From the first Christmas I remember to the one I had last.
We may lose our loved-ones, our sadness is real.
But with God’s grace and an angel, our hearts will soon heal.
Go set the table. Thaw out the roast.
Don’t stop celebrating this day you love most.
Believe in a miracle. Santa go pack the sleigh.
Light all the candles and brighten the way.
Our grief and mourning, Jesus hears as a call,
To bring peace, joy and comfort to each and to all.
The angels are coming, ready to bring
Love and good will to make our hearts sing.
Judy Bluhm is a writer and a local realtor. Have a story or a comment? Email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.