With Apologies to both Samuel Clemens Moore and Christina Rossetti

A Poem for Christmas, With Apologies to both Samuel Clemens Moore and Christina Rosetti

Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even a mouse,
Not the three dogs who romp through the house with such glee,
Not the daughter whose growth is a beauty to see,
Nor the father who works so hard for them all,
With his snores gently drifting throughout the halls,
Only the mother who, quiet at last,
Sat on the couch with her holiday wrapped
Up with presents and laughter and love –
yet something was missing, she thought to herself.
A light through the window – a car driving by –
Brought a striking reminder of a star in the sky,
And of shepherds and angels and wise man and Love,
And the Baby whose Birthday gets lost amid stuff.
A Light lit inside her and peace filled her heart,
And her Christmas was perfect –
“My Lord, here’s my heart.”

Have a great day everyone!


8 responses to “With Apologies to both Samuel Clemens Moore and Christina Rossetti

  1. Your last line was the best line
    My Lord, here’s my heart
    Great beginning for 2012
    God Bless

  2. I tell you what.. there IS a mouse stirring in my christmas!@! i have emptied and cleaned the panty, locked cats in there but still I see the Stirring of a Mouse! c

  3. This is great Nancy. And I agree with Susie. That last line is the best.

  4. That is wonderful Nancy. I wish you and your lovely family a great Christmas and a very happy New Year.

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