Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Miracles

                                                    Christmas bells are ringing
                                                    on every corner street
                                                    the little kettle she holds
                                                    against the snow and sleet

                                                    Her wrinkled hands are cold
                                                    on this sacred, Holy night
                                                    she rings her little bell
                                                    under the street corner light

                                                    Her mind wanders back
                                                    to that Christmas long ago
                                                    he held her ever so tight
                                                    and left in the fallen snow

                                                    Her one and only love
                                                    bid her a sad farewell
                                                    with a long and gentle kiss
                                                    while Carolers sang Noel

                                                    No letters did she receive
                                                    years of heartache instead
                                                    for the one she has lost
                                                    she fears is long since dead

                                                    She toils to help the needy
                                                    like every Christmas before
                                                    her home is now so empty
                                                    there's no one to open the door

                                                    She hears the Carolers singing
                                                    the songs she loves so well
                                                    time to go on home
                                                    with sadness she does dwell

                                                    Stepping from the street corner
                                                    the car blared its horn
                                                    laying crumpled upon the ground
                                                    this birthday, when Christ was born

                                                   A bright light did descend
                                                   two lovers did embrace
                                                   they rose towards heaven
                                                   so much joy upon their face

                                                   Two hearts joined as one
                                                   the place where it all began
                                                   where there's love God dwells
                                                   Christmas miracles does transcend

                                                     Susie Swanson, 2012

Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers.. I'm doing lots better and getting stronger each day. I wrote this one before I got sick and I've wanted to post it but didn't feel like it.. I'm sorry if I've neglected each of your posts and it looks like I've got a lot of catching up to do.. Oh how I've missed each one.. Thanks again, Susie


  1. This is a very inspiring and beautiful poem Susie. I love it!!

  2. So sad but so beautiful at the end, Susie! I'm glad you are feeling a little better... I hope you are 100% better very soon!

  3. Ohhh, so emotional, Susie. Glad you are doing better.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

    1. Thank you Marydon, hope you're doing better too.

  4. Very touching. I pray you will improve each day, Susie.

  5. A very moving poem Susie! I am glad you are feeling better.

  6. What a lovely poem, Susie. I don't know how you do it - you sit down and write a poem like this. It takes me forever to complete a poem. I think it just comes natural to you. So glad you're feeling better, sweetie.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

    1. Thank you so much Sheri.. That is so sweet.. Sometimes it's not that easy, it's according to where my head

  7. What a sweet, sad, lovely poem. You are very talented. My son had to write two poems for a school assignment last night. He asked for my help so I gave him some ideas. It was actually kind of fun...we laughed and laughed at some of the silly lines he came up with for a "serious poem." He had to write a 12 line tercet and some of the rhymes he came up with were hilarious! So glad you are feeling better.

    1. Thank you, I bet he did a great job on it.. A Tercet is hard for me to do.. I get tickled at my own self sometimes and the stuff I come up with..

  8. Beautiful Susie...So glad to see a post from you again...keep feeling better each day.

  9. So glad you are better Susie. I really liked this poem. Wishing you continued improvement with your health.xo,Susie

  10. So glad to hear you are beginning to feel better Susie! Welcome back, I always enjoy your poems:) Healing thoughts in your direction...

    1. Awww, that means a lot Lise.. Thank you so much..

  11. A beautiful poem for the season. Hope you are fully well soon.

  12. Bittersweet poem, Susie. Very nicely done. I'm glad you're feeling better. Hope you're back to 100 percent soon. Have a good weekend!

    1. Thank you Daisy and your poem is just beautiful.. I love all of your poetry.

  13. Hi Susie! I'm so sorry I have been away for so long. I didn't mean to take such a long break, it just kind of happened. I have been enjoying these last days of autumn. It is so wonderful to have the house to myself again. We have had so many guests this year, I didn't realize how much I needed to have some quiet and time to myself. My mother -in-law is loving her new apartment and is really blossoming. I have been kind of cocooned away, puttering around the house, working on my projects and going for walks, baking cookies, sipping tea...:) I'm sorry to hear that you are on antibiotics. Is it for your teeth? I sure know what that is like. Back in the 1990's I had some major dental issues and ended up having to have my teeth pulled. Tooth infections and abcessess can make you so sick and weak and those antibiotics can do a number on your stomach. It sure is important though to take good care of yourself, because infection in the teeth can spread to other parts of the body. Once, when I was having a tooth pulled, the infection from the tooth drained down my throat and I got the worse sore throat I have ever had. How thankful I was for the antibiotics. But the good thing is that once the dental work is all done, you will feel so much better. Maybe even better than you have felt in years. Your poetry is so beautiful Susie, I get so excited when I visit and see a new poem all lined up. It is like the anticipation of eating a fine piece of chocolate! I hope that you have a lovely day ahead my friend! With Love, Delisa :)

  14. Hi Delisa, so happy to hear from you.. Glad you're feeling better. I love to cocoon away sometimes. It's good for the mind and body. I'm doing lots better this. Thank you for the sweet comments on mine.. Ialways enjoy seeing your bright smile on here.

  15. Susie,
    This is a very touching poem. It brought tears to my eyes. Great job writing this! I'm so glad you are feeling better.
    Here's wishing you and your family and very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!