The tree is lit
while loved ones slumber.
The house hums with anticipation
Memories of Christmases past
dance in the heart.
We have reached Christmas again.
No matter what is under the tree,
no matter who gathers around it,
we are all joined together
to embrace the universal gift.
Love is born again.
It’s wrapped in mystery and grace
and sparkles with a glow
like moonlight on fresh snow.
Open this gift first.
Unwrap it and let it linger long
and ever present
in your hungry heart.
You are loved beyond measure.
Share the joy.
Copyright© Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2019