Poetry, re-post, Religious

Let Christmas Come

Christmas lights in Douglas Park this year, photographed after a snowfall a few weeks ago.

On this day before Christmas Eve, I wish all who read here a Christmas filled with love, warmth, light, family, friendship, and health.

Let Christmas Come

Let strings of rainbows ringing patios,
and radiant pearls outlining roofs
blink into the twilight.

Let the sales flyers fatten the paper
while evening forays to the mall
flatten wallets. Let Christmas come.

Let “Joy to the World” circulate
around preoccupied customers
loading carts with gadgets, turkeys and chocolates.

Let Michael, Diana
Perry and Sara promise us
they’ll be home. Let Christmas come.

To the crèche and the airport
the food bank and the home
the bright-eyed child and the lonely tramp
let Christmas come.

Let it come to us all, for He
comes to who will in nativity
of heart, so let Christmas come.

© 2009 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

Based on “Let Evening Come” by Jane Kenyon.

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