May. 15, 2015

Christmas Is Near

Sending glad tidings and holiday cheer,
Spreading the news that Christmas is near.
Hustling and bustling and shopping and such,
Decorating with a delicate touch.

Holly, and redbirds, and downy snowdrifts.
The exchange of Christmas cards and gifts.
The familiar carols of long ago
Now echoing about—to and fro.

Enjoying Charlie and the Peanuts Gang
As tinsel, garland, and ornaments hang.
Kids sledding ‘long the snow-covered slope.
The love and desire for peace, joy and hope.

All the best wishes for a world of peace
To warm the heart with a cheery release.
Ah, what a picture that Christmas oft’ brings
With sparkling mem’ries that so often ring.

-by walterrean salley