Sometimes after all the hustle and bustle and build-up to Christmas, after the family leaves and the presents are opened and the radio stations stop playing Christmas music – I can feel a sense of loss. So I wrote this to cheer myself up. In case I’m not alone in my post-Christmas melancholy -- I hope it cheers you up too. There is life after Christmas!
SNOW STILL FALLS
Snow still falls past Christmas day,
The lights on trees still sparkle;
Still joy in the ring of a bell at play,
And the dance of a flame from charcoal.
Children still laugh past Christmas day,
Their smiles still trick faces to wrinkle;
Still sweet on the lips is the candy cane,
And the sound of the wrapper’s crinkle.
Music still plays past Christmas day,
The wreath still hangs in a circle;
Still hot is the drink served in fire-tempered clay,
And the glow from a window-side candle.
Families still gather past Christmas day,
Reunions and meals still are juggled;
Siblings still wrestle and board games play,
And puppies since born still can snuggle.
God still is good past Christmas day,
Though our glimpse of His birth now is slowing;
Still rules He the world with His truth and His grace,
And in us, to Mankind, still keeps coming.