SANTA AND RUDOLPH

SANTA AND RUDOLPH

They go hand in hand in a winter wonderland,

How long have they existed, not an answer for mortal man?

Santa, the man in red, boots of black and a belt that matches,

A jolly old man with a mighty ho! ho! ho! and a Merry Christmas!

Never ending bag of toys, a sleigh that carries him everywhere,

How old? I don’t suppose we’ll ever know, far away within the snow.

Rudolph, the red nosed Reindeer, Santa’s faithful companion,

A shiny, red nose which at times has a glow, he guides the sleigh,

He flies high in the sky on a magical, once in a year flight,

Santa and Rudolph, watch for them on a Christmas Eve night.

Keith Garrett

 

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HIS DRUM WAS HIS GIFT

HIS DRUM WAS HIS GIFT
To give he had nothing, this boy all alone,
Poor was he, nothing to own.
A gift for a king, a babe in a manger,
Something to offer this little stranger.
He searched and he asked the wise men of the land,
What shall I do, only a drum in my hand.
His drum was his gift, yes! this was it,
He’ll play, and play, they’ll watch as they sit.
They watched as he played, what a spectacular sight,
He banged on his drum under the stars of the night.
With tears in his eyes but a smile on his face,
His drum was his gift, it was Christmas born in this place.
Keith Garrett

HERE COMES CHRISTMAS

HERE COMES CHRISTMAS
Keith Garrett

Another year almost in our book of memories,

Winter is on its way, shorter days, shadows stay.

There’s a cold look to the mountain’s face,

Listen to the early breeze as another season sets in.

The trees shed their leaves, the sun drifts a little away,

See the wildlife gather all that they need.

Lights of beautiful color are raised in the town square,

Warm clothes and jackets are noticed everywhere.

The seeking of gifts are a fun and thoughtful idea,

But for Christmas this year, let’s be thankful for the life we have.

Remembering family and friends whom we’ve lost with time,

Grateful for the ones in our lives that we love.

Each Christmas just as each day may not come our way again,

So whatever the season means to you,

Take time and reflect on the good health you have.

Your family and friends,

Cherish every moment of every day.

WINTER STORM

WINTER STORM

December is upon us, we travel away to the mountains,

A cabin where we can have peace for the holidays.

We’re almost there as the snow is falling ever so lightly,

So many trees swaying with the wind, a coat of snow covering.

A Winter storm was here, walking toward the cabin so cold,

The howling wind threw snow in our faces, Winter was here.

Winter storm, inside so cozy and warm, snow covers the ground,

Listen for sounds of the season, to the heart so pleasing, Christmas is the reason.

Keith Garrett

 

HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS ANGEL

HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS ANGEL

Pretty girl with dark hair like the night, eyes so bright,

Down from heaven were you sent, O’ angel tell me.

Young and beautiful as you must be a dream, peaceful dream,

Notice you do I while floating down from the clouds, you’re floating.

Winter is here, Christmas is on its way, you warm the season,

There’s a glow from your being but lights up as you smile.

Snow is falling to the ground soft and white, covering all,

Heavenly Christmas angel you stand with me, you are beauty.

Merry Christmas,

Keith Garrett

YOU NEEDED ME

” YOU NEEDED ME”

For years Christmas not celebrated, a son lost with war,

A daughter now sick “so tell me sir” what is there to enjoy.?

As this holiday approaches there are memories of sadness,

For a family of three each their own battle to overcome.

Something as a miracle is in the air on this certain Christmas,

A visitor comes to bring hope and let them see there is happiness.

A stranger yet no stranger at all, time has passed, he has for a moment come home,

” Who are you” asks a father as there is something familiar about this wandering man.

On Christmas Eve he arrived, brought smiles and laughter to a family that had no smiles,

Shared the night and changed some lives, it seemed like a family was whole once more.

Morning came and it was time for him to go, say goodbye,” Why are you here” “you needed me”,

” Merry Christmas dad”, “Merry Christmas son,” a walk on into eternity.

Keith Garrett

LET THERE BE PEACE

LET THERE BE PEACE

War is never ending, man has not much of a brain,

The snow falls down on a cold, Winter night, that’s right.

Anger fills hearts of the many all over the world,

Listen to songs of the season as joy and laughter do exist.

Stress and pain follow us through Christmas and beyond,

Beautiful lights of color decorate the land from town to town.

Offended people are plenty, keep your voice quiet so we can’t hear you now,

Reindeer fly on a beautiful, December night, love is alive,

Let there be peace if only for a while.

Keith Garrett