Christ Child Christmas


By: Wayne Brown

Once again the Christmas Spirit is in the air

A time to remember, worship, and to share

A season of celebration and good-hearted cheer

The birthday of the Christ Child ever so dear

The warmth of candles burning in the window

The flame of the fireplace; embers aglow

The gathering of family and friends all around

The beauty of decorations adorning the town

Late evening shoppers scurry about the streets

Saying Merry Christmas to all who they meet

A chill is in the air, a familiar one we know

That hints at fulfilling our wishes for snow

Children with the eyes as big as saucers

Helping hands to cheer the souls of paupers

A brotherly love season which comes each year

Remembering the birth of a Christ Child so dear

The ringing of sleigh bells somewhere afar

Then off to the east rises a bright shining star

The world stops in awe of this glowing sphere

Remembering the birth of a Christ Child so dear

Santa Claus headed down from the ol’ North Pole

Leave him cookies, some milk and a roll

He’ll leave shiny presents all about under the tree

For all of the elated Christmas children to see

Stop for just a moment and take in the scene

The taste of the eggnog; carols sung so serene

Thank God for this world; another Christmas year

And remember the Christ Child ever so near

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Wayne, that was beautiful. I could see every scene, and it made it so much more Christmassy, lovely!

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Nell Rose...Wow! You made it in before the ink dried! LOL! Thank you...I dropped off some gifts to some people today and I wrote this one for the occasion. They always ask for a poem when I stop by. WB

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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I just happened to be on the feed when I spotted it! lol! dropping off gifts really gets you into the Christmas mood, and what a great idea to ask for a poem too!

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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Like Nell I could see all the scenes. Great poem. Vote up and awesome. Merry Christmas to you WB.

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Merry Christmas Wayne....Wonderful Poem!

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Mr. Smith 5 years ago from California

Nice, Wayne. A poem for the season, a lesson for year 'round.

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

That's what it is all about. Merry Christmas to you.

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Yes, He is ever so near to us. This is such a miraculous time when we remember that tiny baby who held the spirit of God. It makes me shiver in awe. Thank you Wayne for a lovely reminder of what this season is all about.

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chuckbl 5 years ago from Scotland

Very nice poem which has put me in a festive mood for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!! Voted up and awesome.

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Tina Truelove 5 years ago

Very nice poem! Thank you for writing and sharing. My mother-in-law and I were just talking today about how people forget the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus.

Merry Christmas!

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My Minds Eye53 5 years ago from Tennessee

Very endearing and lovely. Voted up

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Senoritaa 5 years ago

Wonderfully woven. Merry Christmas!

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@writer20...Thank you, glad I could create that imagery for you. WB

@Just Ask Susan...Thanks much, so glad you enjoyed it. WB

@Mr Smith...Thank you...I appreciate the feedback. WB

@dahoglund...It certainly is and a Very Merrry Christmas to you as well. WB

@Hyphenbird...The eternal annual celebration of the event indicates what a miracle it truly spans all time. Merry Christmas! WB

@chuckbl...If you are like me, it takes some little event to flip that glad that I could do it for you with this verse. WB

@Tina Truelove...I wrote this as a reminder to myself as well. There is plenty of room to include all things at Christmas but we should never forget the essence of that time. WB

@My Minds Eye53...Thank you for the read and the feedback and the vote up! Merry Christmas. WB

@Senoritaa....Thank you and Merry Christmas to you! WB

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Wayne - Now why do you want to go and bring tears to The Frog's eyes? Splendid poem that captures the meaning of the season.

The Frog

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@The Frog Prince...Can I come over, I've never see a frog cry! LOL! Thanks much, Jim. Glad I can inspire you a bit. WB

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

WB - this poem is really what Christmas should be about:) I do love it!

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VeronicaFarkas 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Love this poem! - a great way to spread Christmas cheer, and help one get into the spirit!

Merry Christmas!

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...I needed to get in the spirit and create a bit of it for my friends, Kelly. Writing this poem certainly helped me there. Merry Christmas! WB

@VeronicaFarkas...So glad you liked it! Merry Christmas! WB

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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

This poem made me wish I was still a child in my parent's house. Voted up and beautiful!

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

A perfect Chistmas poem, Wayne. Thank you. May your Christmas be Merry and your New Year Happy.

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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Such a fitting poem about this season of giving. Hope you and your's safety and prosperity in the new year. Merry Christmas!

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@MartieCoetser...So glad I could bring back that experience for you. Christmas is such a special time for so many of us including me. WB

@drbj...Thank you as well, Doc and a Very Merry Christmas to you! WB

@A.A.Zavala...Tis' the season so they say! All my best to you and family. Merry, Merry Christmas! WB

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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

You have captured so much of the true spirit of Christmas…and the phrase that was God’s greatest gift to us all…the Christ Child. Your words bring back the child in us all as well. Our wide-eyed wonder and innocence that if we are lucky, we carry with us – in some way -- always.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Genna East...Thank you so much. The Christ Child is Christmas in its true essence...everything else is secondary but adds such a special meaning that that eternal moment in time we celebrate each year. Thanks, Geena and Merry Christmas to you and your family! WB

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Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

Merry, Merry Christmas, Wayne -- and thanks for adding so much to my Christmas -- your poem is a a truly beautiful work and truly inspired. Best, Sis

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BongSantos 5 years ago from Philippines

Lovely, lovely poem. MERRY CHRISTMAS & may Jesus see all of us through - as He always does.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Angela Blair...Thanks much, Sis and a very Merry Christmas to you and family! WB

@Bong Santos...Thank you, we need to keep the Christ-spirit in Christmas. WB

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