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Christmas Gift 12/18/2020

Some folks get comfort from tradition

Others thrive on bold sedition

I have a more unique condition

Finding comfort in this premonition

A starry night both crisp and clear

Under the shining moon above

After a day of sun filled skies

Hand in hand with you my love

Your heart is a gift to the world

You wrapped it in ribbons of curlicue rhthyms

Placed the whole package under my tree

On a sticker so small that it might have been missed

Written “I love you” in a minor blues riff

Some celebrate wildly with food and with drinks

Some people read quietly, and in solitude think

There are those who watch movies right on the brink

For me the best part of the season are links

To the heart of my world

To the song in my soul

To the one who lights up the darkening swirl

Of shadows which never quite leave

The losses of all I have grieved

As Christmas approaches with a potential for gifts

I look in the presence for the spirit which lifts

My eyes from the troubles I’m leaving behind

To a future of hope in my heart

And a joy in my mind

If ever there were a love such as this

I would step forward with courage to claim that first kiss

Some people look to tradition

Some people are strong on sedition

I have this unique condition

Taking comfort in this Holiday premonition

It may be next week, or it may be next year

We’ll be together at Christmas sharing good cheer

We’ll be together at Christmas sharing good cheer

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Christmas Carol 12/13/2020

Born early Christmas morning

When the light is shades of blue

The snow reflecting golden glow along the street

Born early Christmas morning

She became the perfect Christmas gift

Bringing joy to those attending

Bringing brightness to her kin

Christmas Carol, where are you now?

Where did you go?

Did you dance beneath the twinkling lights?

Did you fly up to the stars?

Did you take a trip to winter’s moon in a silver shining sleigh?

Were you frolicking on rooftops when the reindeer came to town?

She grew up in the city

She grew up in the south

She grew up in the north woods

She’s so much older now

Her song drifts like the blowing snow gently making waves

She’s covering the gardens

She’s clinging to the trees

She sparkles in the dark of night

She’s a nomadic harmony

Christmas Carol, where are you now?

Where did you go?

Did you dance beneath the twinkling lights?

Did you fly up to the stars?

Did you take a trip to winter’s moon in a silver shining sleigh?

Were you frolicking on rooftops when the reindeer came to town?

All the people meet her when they begin to dress the tree

They string the lights and sing her

They meet her Christmas morning as the sun begins to glow

She’s been piped in throughout the shopping centers

Drawn from vinyl rounds by diamonds

Playlists dedicated to her

Shared and shared again

Christmas Carol coming to you on every radio

Christmas Carol, we all know you to some degree

Christmas Carol bringing joy to those attending

The perfect Christmas gift

Bringing brightness to her kin

The perfect Christmas gift

Bringing brightness to her kin

She’s the song in winter’s wind

She’s the song in winter’s wind