How Do You Know Its Christmas?

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How Do You Know Its Christmas?

 

How Do You Know Its Christmas?

By the hewn tree propped in the living room?

The strewn wrapping paper?

The toys underfoot?

 

How Do You Know Its Christmas?

By the twinkling angel teetering on the highest limb?

The crèche reassembled?

The ceramic baby in the manger?

 

How Do You Know Its Christmas?

By the credit card bills?

The crush of family?

Tomorrow’s returns?

 

How Do You Know Its Christmas?

 

When you unplug the Christmas tree

There is a Light which never goes out.

© Sally Paradise, 2013, All Rights Reserved

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” from the Gospel according to John

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