The Magic of Christmas

by Tom Krause
(Nixa, MO. USA)

The Magic of Christmas

"Joy to the World," the carolers sang out
as last minute shoppers scurried about,
Desperately seeking that one special gift
that would give Christmas morning a magical lift.

An old man standing still listening to the song,
amidst all the madness of the bustling throng,
in a shaky hoarse voice began to join in
singing the words of the famous old hymn.

One by one people stopped with their madness
to join with the old man for a moment of gladness.
By the time the carolers finished singing their song
the whole throng was united as they all sang along.

And as if by magic from out of the sky
church bells rang out from a chapel near by.
When the song finally ended the people greeted each other
with messages of good will they shared with one another.

You see that magical gift the shoppers sought for so long,
was not in the shopping or scurrying along.
That magical gift so desperately sought
was the Spirit of Christmas -which could never be bought.

- Tom Krause 2012

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Wow Wish I had written this!
by: McCollonough Ceili

I love this poem so very much! Thanks for posting it and reminding us what the true magic of Christmas really is.

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