GIFTS WITHIN A LIFETIME

Written by: Michael Poyntz

MY CHRISTMAS POEM TO BE PUBLISHED IN CDN MAGAZINE* AS THEIR OFFICIAL XMAS 
MESSAGE TO SUBSCRIBERS.

I offer you a vase
to hold the memories of this special season
To fill with coins
to share with those who have none
To fill with dreams
for the days that hopes are hard to find
To fill with the memory of family and friendship
for the days that you are among strangers
To fill with the smell of the sea
for the days that you are called to travel afar
To fill with the belief in magic
for the days you need anything to be possible
To fill with the scent of the evergreen
to remind you of our islands beauty
To fill with strength of your inner soul
for the days that you need to be truly strong
To fill with the generosity of your heart
for the days that you must simply forgive
To fill with sweet memories of good Christmases
for the days you recall ones that were not
To fill with the rhythm of my heartbeat
for the days that you dance within a moonbeam
To fill with the luxury of each days sunrise
for the moments spent with those whom you love
Irish

* I AM NOW FEATURED WRITER OF "THE  LAST WORD" FOR HOMES AND LIVING MAGAZINE.