A CHRISTMAS POEM
We have a list of folks we know;
All written in a book
And every year at Christmas time,
We go and take a look.
And that is when we realize
That these names are parts
Not of the book they’re written in,
But of our very hearts.
For each name stands for someone
Whose path touched ours, and then,
Left such a print of friendship
That we want to touch again.
And while it sounds fantastic
For us to make this claim.
We really feel we are composed
Of each remembered name.
So never think our Christmas cards
Are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list,
Forgotten in between.
For when we send a Christmas card
That is addressed to you
It’s because you’re on that list of folks
We are indebted to!
And every year when Christmas comes
We realize anew,
The biggest gift life can give
Is meeting folks like you!
And may the Spirit of Christmas
That forever and ever endures
Leave its richest blessings
In the hearts of you and yours!