Pot-pourri of Poems by Mary Andere
God's Christmas Carol
This is the time of giving
Love wrapping itself, parcel-shaped,
in bright coloured paper, ribbon-tied,
cost unbegrudged since now, just for now,
Self-love has died,
and others count most
in this Day of True Living.
Radiant faces round a tree;
greetings and kisses given and received,
peace, goodwill, just for this hour,
because for this moment man has known how
Love is the answer, Love the true power!
And they sing a Babe,
and just for a moment of Time they see
Just for a moment of Time they see,
just a vague glimpse of how it began
that Child in a manger,
and what it cost Me
to part with that loved One
to be killed on a Tree
For I gave you at Christmas
My Gift of My Son.