Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Passage


When I was young and all was fresh and new,

and Christmas trees were tall and covered up

with fancy balls and bubbling lights that shone

through glittering tinsel hung upon each bough,

I could not seem to tear myself away.

Colored wrappers topped with shiny bows

could hold me in their hypnotizing trance.

I could not sleep at all the night before

so tossed and turned until the morning broke.

With energy I’d never have again,

I peeped around the corner just to see

if Santa had put toys beneath our tree.

Then as I grew, my childhood feelings changed.

Replaced by facts, as notions were debunked.

But I still searched for presents just to see

if Santa had left one or two for me.

The years flew by and I was Santa Claus.

My kids were now where I could only dream.

And once again I shared with them the awe.

But, in that joy, was weariness it seemed.

Brought on by months of gaudy ads and things.

I sat amid the rubble of our fete

and thought on why we give the gifts we do.

And as I did a peace came over me,

Jesus was the reason for our mirth.

Born in the little town of Bethlehem

God’s gift to undeserving men on earth.

Dennis Price


  1. Pappy your grandchildren are so adorable.

    And so was the Christmas play with those huge brown eyes which I think I missed commenting on.

    Loved the Christmas Passage.

  2. How I love you, my cousin. Thank you for the beautiful poem and the wonderful memories it brought back.
    And thanks for sharing pictures of thase precious babes.

  3. Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!!! Gorgeous grandkids Pappy!!

    Like your new profile pic btw!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely wife!


  4. Nice Poem BB, I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas. The pictures of the kids were really cute this year.

  5. What cutie pies! Great poem, too.

  6. Wonderful poem Pappy. You and BB have a very Merry Christmas.

  7. How you must enjoy those darling grandchildren! Merry Christmas to you all!

  8. Yes, a very wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it and your lovely grandkid photos (they are so cute). Y'all have a very Merry Christmas and don't eat too much Christmas pie. :) xx

  9. Yes, they are pretty sweet (most of the time). They make their old Pappy feel wanted. Thanks for coming by.

  10. Cute grandchildren and a very nice poem!

  11. Merry Christmas to you and your family. The grandchildren are way too cute. Always nice to see a big brother so obviously taken with his sister. Enjoy.



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