Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Poem

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Good Friday to all of my friends and family in bloggy land. I have been receiving some lovely Christmas cards over the past week or so. I've noticed a trend toward Christmas poems and wanted to share one with you. There was no author name so I will tell you that it was by a card company called, Walter Drake.

Footprints in the Snow


One white and wintry Christmas Eve
In a village, long ago,
A young child took a journey,
Clutched within her tiny hand
She carried a small tattered heart,
Fashioned from some scraps of cloth,
Wrapped in the charm of childlike art.




A manger scene of wood and straw
Was the child's destination.
Her only Christmas wish,
To join Christ's birthday celebration.
She placed her precious handmade gift
Upon the straw with care,
And before she turned to leave,
Whispered a simple prayer.




The villager's who stood nearby
Recall that night with awe,
Retelling every detail
Of the miracle they saw...
A second set of footprints
Appeared next to the girls own.
They seem to walk right by her side,
To see her safely home.
But there's no mystery in the presence
Of this unseen friend -
For once God's touched your heart,
You'll never walk alone again.




10 comments:

Spring Fricks said...

That was beautiful. I'd love to know where they found that card. I've had the hardest time finding good Christian Christmas cards.

Chatty Kelly said...

That gave me goosebumps. :D

Lisa said...

So sweet!

I really 'feel' Christmas at your Blog!

Shanita Waters said...

Hi Sonya. That was a nice poem. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing today!
Blessings,
Caorl

Diane said...

Hi Sonya, Thank you for the visit & the sweet comments! ♥ Diane

Cheryl Barker said...

How blessed we are to never have to walk alone!

Happy To Be said...

Sonya thanks for coming by today...WOW 6 kids that what I had of mine and of my DH's we use to say we were the Brady bunch only did't have Alice in the kitchen to help cook..I see you do Shaklee my shop use to do work for them when they were in the San Franisco bay area years also..I even had lunch a few times with Old man Shaklee about 35 years ago..wow small world.any hoo thanks aging for coming by and hope to see you again..Hugs and smies Gloria

Mary Moss said...

Thank you for sharing this. It's just beautiful.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful family you have.
'Enjoyed the poem!