I recently read a poem by Rose Marie Rideout and wanted to share this wonderful poem with you. Please think about your Christmas this year and what you can do to share the Christmas warmth and cheer with someone in need.
A Beautiful Christmas
By Rose Marie Rideout
The streets have gone to silence,
Even the poor has laid their heads to rest.
Tonight Santa remembers all,
Each year he’s put to test.
The list gets larger every year,
No one wishes for peace and love,
No one takes the time to remember,
We celebrate Baby Jesus birthday up above.
How many think of our loved ones away,
Who give their all for us this day,
The hungry who are homeless and alone,
With no food and no place to call home.
No comfy pillow, no blanket to hug,
Just an old dampened box, and no one to love.
The beauty we see on the streets every year,
The lights and the soft glow glitter we share.
Just give a dollar, a pair of old worn gloves,
A scarf you don’t wear to show off your love.
The smiles and laughter show that we care,
If we’d take the time to wipe away another’s tear.
Buy an extra coffee along your way,
Reach out to a homeless cold person this day.
Let them see someone really does care,
Stop them before they shed another tear.
A pair of wool socks that sat in your drawer,
A coat that’s just not your style anymore,
It can keep another one warm from the cold,
Your heart will be happy inside I’m told.
Close your eyes and thank God up above,
For helping you know the meaning of love,
For making a difference to someone today,
By sharing a little throughout your day.