• Unpublished Poems


Christmas Tree

Now when December days drag out to the year’s end
Through a tunnel with hardly a blink of light
One day unexpectedly leaps into flames.
We see the radiance for a moment through child eyes,
And know that all could be different because He came
To Bethlehem those weary centuries ago.
The Christmas tree shivers in a trance of light
For a moment we recapture a lost delight
And think that if things are not for the best
Perhaps they are not all for the worst;
That the game is worth these lighted candles,
That if our feet still refuse to dance
Across the pavements of a sodden world
With luck - and grace - we may get another chance.

19 Jan
Christmas tree
Linen Hall Library, "Greacen011", Northern Ireland Literary Archive, accessed Thu, 06/13/2024 - 19:03, https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/greacen011?page=1