Day has arrived
in all its glory
time to be merry
or that’s the story

Presents are opened
stockings taken down
only smiles in sight
never a frown

Dinner is served
eaten in full
nap on the couch
that seems to be the rule

One day a year
to be merry it seems
filled with food
laughter and dreams

Maybe being merry
should be every day
wouldn’t the world
be better off that way



Day before the day
anticipation in full
waiting on Santa
the sleigh to pull

Hours tick by slowly
each one counted out
closer to Christmas
building to a shout

Presents that mock us
all around the tree
seemingly screaming
open me open me

No matter the age
kids still await
Christmas morning
to learn their gift fate

Day before the day
waiting for it to leave
the longest day of all
happy Christmas Eve!


Time now to rest
break from the quest
enjoy down time
write a little rhyme

No work no school no stress
forget about the mess
movies books long cat naps
some hot chocolate perhaps

Fuzzy pajamas toasty warm slippers
TV and DVD flippers
Christmas tree lights aglow
presents lined up in a row

Time to relax just chill
books to read still
Christmas break is the best
now it is time to rest


Just one look
is all it takes
the twinkling lights
my day to make

Whether inside or out
many or few
nothing brightens me
like they do

Still when I see them
the words appear
Christmas Lights
for all to hear

Doesn’t matter the color
or the kind
twinkling lights
they lift my mind

Whatever my mood
instant delight
with just one look
at the twinkling light


Christmas loveTis the season of giving and receiving
of presents wrapped and trees lit
stockings filled and food and drink
and a celebration of Christ

But also tis the season of need and want
of no presents or trees
no stockings or food
but Christ remains

Tis the season of love
where sharing with others is the gift
remembering the why of Jesus birth
for ALL he came

Tis the season to share
the gift is just that you care
take time to reach out
it could change your life and theirs