I have a list of folks I know all written in a book|
And every year when Christmas comes I go and take a look,
And that is when I realise that these names are all apart
Not of the book they are written in but of our very heart.
For each name stands for someone,
Who has crossed my path sometime,
And in the meeting have become the rhythem in the rhyme,
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim
I really feel that I am composed of each remembered name.
And while you may not be aware of each remembered link
Just meeting you has changed my life a lot more than you think.
For once I have met somebody the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant word or a friendly face.
So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas list forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas card that is addressed to you
Its because you're on the list of folks that I'm indebted to.
And every year when Christmas comes I realise anew
A great gift life can offer is meeting folks like you.
So may the Christmas spirit that evermore endures
Leave the richest blessing in the hearts,
Of you my friend and yours.
Happy Christmas. Written by my sweet Grandmother. 1986...
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