CHRISTMAS EVE

Written by: daver austin

CHRISTMAS EVE

reindeer on the roof
crackling wood fire on the hearth
stirring memories

how magic the night
with all its mingled voices
for joy shed a tear

the tree – family
the lights – red, green, silver – bright
christmas child’s delight

the manger scene
with babe, simple animals
how warm, natural

head on a pillow
gazing up at the ceiling
a web of shadows

young thoughts go racing
mist – santa’s elves on the stairs
wishing time away

till it’s morning
those presents under the tree
eyelids grow heavy

before dropping off
this deep, jolly, ho, ho, ho!
Then to sleep