A Christmas Light Bulb Re- Lit
I felt cold winter winds upon
My face, my hands, my ears,
Wet blowing snowflakes, chilly white,
That to my eyes brought tears.
I was outside hanging lights
That would in darkness glow
And with their multicolored rays
Create for all, snow shows.
When plugged in, up atop the roof,
All bulbs but one beamed bright,
I knew that it was "climb up time",
Up there this winter’s night.
I turned around to go and get
My ladder from the shed,
When up above my roof, I heard
A whoosh beyond my head.
I looked way up and -Oh, my gosh! -
A very bright light shone
All through the sky, on houses, cars;
I blinked and it was gone.
The light bulb that had failed before
To light was glowing bright,
Much brighter than the rest of them
Here on this snowy night.
Amidst a flash across the sky
I heard a voice, I swear,
Call out, "Take care and cast your smile
To people everywhere.
It’s not the lights that glow that need
A spark, it’s those gone out.
Shine forth your joy to all the world,
That’s what love’s all about."
W.C.Hull © 2003-2013-23-12-689 (A)
Copyright © W.C. Hull | Year Posted 2017