Tuesday, December 25, 2018

"Merry Christmas" by Gene Hodge

Merry Christmas
Gene Hodge

It’s four in the morning.
Mr. Sandman missed our house last night
and I couldn’t sleep.
So . . . before traffic awakens
and while the streets
still sleep beneath a blanket of darkness,
I’d like to go look at Christmas lights.
Will you come?

We can drive real slowly . . .
take our time,
and be like children once more.
I’ll make you a cup of hot chocolate
flavored with peppermint sticks,
we can turn the radio down low
and . . . listen to Christmas songs.

Before daybreak chases the magic away
I’ll watch the lights dance on your face
and whisper, “Merry Christmas,
I love you."

Editor’s Note:  Gene really captures the spirit of the season here, and I just adore the way he engages the readers, drawing them into the narrative.  From the editors and staff of Songs of Eretz, a Merry Christmas to all! 

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