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Christmas Magic

The magic came to Christmas Day when shepherds first were told, When wise men brought their frankincense, their myrrh and gifts of gold, When heaven opened wide its gates and angels came to sing; For in a manger on the hay, lay Christ, the newborn king. I found it first at Grandma's house, so many years ago, When she prepared her Christmas treats and Grandpa seemed to glow. The house was full of warmth and love, so sweet, so pure and real; And what I cherish most of all, that Christmas magic feel. It's in the music, on the air; just turn the dial to find Inspiring songs that sing of peace, goodwill to all mankind. They sing their praises unto God and spread their Christmas cheer, And everywhere the songs are sung, they find an opened ear. Its clamor, sparkle, warmth and hope, of which we try to write In pretty lines of words and rhymes that never sound just right, Can best be seen in children's eyes when they awake to see What Santa Claus has brought and placed beneath the lighted tree. The magic feel returns each year with warmth on coolish nights, With memories steeped in seasons passed, in songs and blinking lights, At Grandma's house, her Christmas treats, aromas rich and spiced; To recognize the best in man, and honor Jesus Christ.

Copyright © Jim Fish | Year Posted 2009

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  1. Date: 5/4/2017 10:56:00 PM

    I felt the magic in this poem. Your rhymes are good and the meter is fine. Nice, nice write. Thanks
  1. Date: 5/26/2016 6:53:00 PM

    Jim, the one thing I love about December's the magic. A lovely write to share, ... Music gives the season a better feeling. SKAT
  1. Date: 9/25/2010 6:18:00 PM

    hi Jim! I see it's been almost a year since you've written your great poetry. Hope all is well .Was reading an article the other day and it reminded me of our conversation last year....On the question we were delving into of what is truth? To make it simple is a quote from, I think Thomas Aquinas, a great theologian and philosopher---Truth is the conformity of the mind to reality........ doesn't get much simpler than that eh?
  1. Date: 5/6/2010 5:25:00 PM

    Hey YOU where are you???? I'm in search of a good western cowboy poem..where else would i go? Come home soon little doggie! Light & Love
  1. Date: 1/20/2010 4:04:00 PM

    Long time no hear???? You ok?
  1. Date: 12/13/2009 8:48:00 PM

    I posted a new poem.
  1. Date: 12/13/2009 6:25:00 AM

    Hi Jim My oh my this is one beautiful christmas poem. Going to my favorites! Thanks for sharing your amazing poetry with us all to enjoy, smile. Merry Christmas hun to you and your family. Love Light Patricia
  1. Date: 12/5/2009 6:05:00 PM

    I posted a christmas poem
  1. Date: 12/2/2009 8:32:00 AM

    You are a true poet and I just knew you should be in that other site and I was right. Glad I found you there and more of your poetry. You will find me there too if you would care to look. Love, Joyce
  1. Date: 11/30/2009 6:30:00 PM

    I like this poem.I just posted the words to a song called the climb.take time to read please.It's good.
  1. Date: 11/29/2009 11:19:00 PM

    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Jim.Rgds Brian
  1. Date: 11/28/2009 6:51:00 PM

    Very nice poem...enjoyed reading it tonight. Brings back memories...Thanks...Marty
  1. Date: 11/28/2009 4:05:00 PM

    great Christmas poem Jim . brings back the memories and feelings. Thanks for your comments .And with the utmost respect for you. ..Did you notice it was a capital T ? Pilate asked Him the same question. Answer is in last line of your own wonderful poem. Thanks again.
  1. Date: 11/27/2009 2:45:00 PM

    This is perfection, Jim. I hope you have entered it in the Christmas contest. It's ending soon, I think. Love this a lot... Dane Ann
  1. Date: 11/27/2009 1:14:00 PM

    I posted a new poem called The Time Has Come.Tell me what you think.
  1. Date: 11/26/2009 4:43:00 PM

    I wrote a new poem called Life is to Short.Tell me what you think.
  1. Date: 11/26/2009 3:14:00 AM

    This beautiful poem is magic sprinkled with christmas glittered feeling-Charma
  1. Date: 11/8/2009 11:42:00 PM

    Thank you for your always welcome blog comment Jim.Rgds Brian
  1. Date: 11/8/2009 12:21:00 PM

    excellent
  1. Date: 11/8/2009 11:35:00 AM

    It reads like a beautiful and vivid memory
  1. Date: 11/1/2009 8:22:00 AM

    Thanks for your welcome blog comments today Jim.Rgds Brian
  1. Date: 10/31/2009 9:44:00 PM

    Jim, this piece is fantastic, majestic, and filled with the Truth of the season! This one's going into my favorites. Hugs, Donna
  1. Date: 10/31/2009 4:27:00 PM

    Sounds like a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. Keep writing. Sara
  1. Date: 10/31/2009 1:58:00 PM

    Amen! What a wonderful poem on the true meaning of Christmas. Your rhyme words well. Keep on sharing your talent with us. Blessings to you. Karen
  1. Date: 10/31/2009 11:15:00 AM

    Oh man, Jim...just started reading your stuff! I'm feeling the magic already...can't wait to "just turn the dial"...I like this particular style of yours...seems you got it down pat! - Tim
  1. Date: 10/31/2009 1:26:00 AM

    Thank you for your welcome blog comment today Jim.Have a good weekend.Rgds Brian
  1. Date: 10/30/2009 10:56:00 PM

    Everyones remembering Grandma!! How wonderful! My Grandma verse is Idella...and a Horseshoe's a great idea for the concrete verse. Light & Love
  1. Date: 10/29/2009 4:16:00 PM

    Xmas Day, its the best day of the year, another wonderful piece Jim >> all the best Sir >> James
  1. Date: 10/14/2009 5:55:00 PM

    yes, yes praise Jesus, I despise the present buying time though, I am short on funds this year.
  1. Date: 10/14/2009 12:44:00 PM

    Amazing memories we had in times past at a Grandma's house....those of us who were blessed to have something as wonderful as this! I did too, and this poem touched my heart!
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