There is a special feeling that the Christmas Season brings to people everywhere. Though over the years the message of Christmas seems to have been diminished and altered in such a way as to focus more on the materialistic and less on the primary reason for the celebration itself, the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. But, there is still room for the fantasy and magic of Santa Claus, his elves and flying reindeer, towing a sleigh full of toys and goodies, along with the memories that they’ll bring, as long as we teach our young WHY, we celebrate Christmas and what the lights and the sharing of gifts is really intended to remind us.
And that is the message of this poem.
Merry Christmas to all,
The Memory Of Christmas
Oh, the lights of many colors
trim the houses and the trees
while turning back the hands of time
to Christmas memories,
of childhood days so long ago
when innocence had its stay
and Santa Claus would visit
on every Christmas Day.
So hard it was that eve to sleep
awaiting morning’s light
never wondering not a once
how he did it in one night.
You see, innocents are believers
in all things good and true
until the magic disappears
and their world begins anew.
So let your children live the joy
don’t rush them into real
but allow for them a remembrance
that a lifetime cannot steal.
Yes, share with them those stories
of Santa and his sleigh
but relate to them the reason
why we celebrate Christmas Day!
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