Monday, December 21, 2009

A Story So Old.....

The fire is bright, a crackling sound
The wonderful smell of wood smoke abounds;
A sigh slips out, as I hang my head
A feeling so heavy, a feeling of dread.

I look to the window, the snow falling down
A curtain of white, a carpet is found;
The twinkling of lights, the shine of the tree
Such beautiful things, it must mean something to me!

The smell of the baking, those cookies, divine
Out of the oven, they cool in a line;
The presents all wrapped, colors red, green and white
It all works together, such a beautiful sight.

So, why am I feeling this sadness, so low
I sit and I question, as I add one more bow;
The toiling, the cooking, the work, all aplenty
It’s nothing so different, the lists are so many.

I go to the shelf and pull down one “Old Book”
This maybe will cheer me, I’ll have one more look;
I flip through the pages and find the old story
I know it by heart, I can see all its glory.

A mother so young, and a man full of faith
The journey they took was more than a place;
Such blessings bestowed, on these two, did they know?
The wonderful gift, she surely would sow.

Such darkness with starlight, and straw, all aglow
A beautiful child, in a manger, so low;
The sheep and the donkeys, the cows lying down
A cry and a smile, such love did abound.

A humble beginning, but lessons were learned
I thought of my Saviour, my heart was up-turned;
No longer the sadness, no longer beguiled
The gift of “The Father”, Jesus, “His” child.

I finished the story and sighed once again
Only, this time, a sigh of rejoicing within;
A tear of the joy from the story, I shed
Like sheep with the shepherd, I too felt led.
To tell you just read it ~ accept his great love
An act all too simple, it comes from above;

So, bless you, my dear ones, a moment, just take
This glorious Christmas, Oh let us awake!
To sit and remember the story, so old
The Christ Child, our Saviour, “The Book”, it has told….

Merry Christmas
December 25, 2009


  1. Wow, this is just beautiful!!! Your writing is amazing Mom!! Thank you for the perfect reminder of what we are rejoicing for this season.

  2. .....Stopping by to Wish You & Yours a very Merry Christmas ! !

  3. Hi Kitty,
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas poem. Great reminder of what we truly celebrate...the birth of our Savior. And I also wanted to thank you for your very sweet comment and for becoming a follower. You are so very kind. I do hope you come and visit again soon. Until next time. Wishing you and all of yours a very Merry Christmas.

    Smiles and Blessings,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  4. Hi Kitty, I just love your Christmas poem. A sweet reminder of what is truly important at this season and the real celebration.
    I love to visit your blog. Always an inspiration.
    Thank you for visiting me and your kind comments. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.
    See you again soon.
    Blessings always, Celestina Marie

  5. Hi Kitty,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed visiting yours & seeing all of your beautiful decorations. You & Heather are both such talented women.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas & the happiest of New Years.

  6. so beautiful! Have a very merry christmas!

  7. oh my gosh Kitty you wrote this? Wow, what a beautiful poem! Have a lovely Christmas xoxo

  8. Kitty,
    This is just the most beautiful story!!! Your writing is amazing!!! Hope you all have a wonderfu Holiday Season!!!!

  9. What a beautiful story! I absolutely love your blog and your home is lovely. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Alabaster Rose Designs

  10. A story so old, but yet so beautiful...even more so now!!!
    I wanted to sneak in this Christmas Eve and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    And while I'm here, I want to thank you for being a part of my blog world are such a blessing with your beautiful inspirations.
    I'm looking forward to many more visits together in 2010~
    everything vintage

  11. What a beautiful inspired poem Kitty !! Aren't we SO Blessed that our Jesus was born :) Merry Christmas !!! :):):)

  12. Merry Christmas to you, and a Happy New Year!
    Sarah :)

  13. Hi Kitty! I love this poem! I have neglected you, but not on purpose. I caught a terrible cold right after my daughters' birthday. And I listened to my bodies' warnings, so I decided to leave the computer off during the holidays. I want to thank you for your Christmas card and your personal wish. Wishing you and your family all the best in 2010!

  14. Wow!!! amazingly beautiful....Where did you find such a beautiful poem??


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