Monday, December 22, 2014

My Christmas Card To You


                                                      Every name is a blessing
                                                      upon this list of mine
                                                      somewhere our paths have crossed
                                                      in another place and time

                                                      Perhaps it was years ago
                                                      or only yesterday
                                                      but every person on my list
                                                      has changed my life someway

                                                     A simple hug or conversation
                                                     a friendly smile or meal
                                                     a spoken prayer to God above
                                                     has helped me grow and heal

                                                     Perhaps God went through you
                                                     and wove his magic twine
                                                     in some small or kindly deed
                                                     to touch this heart of mine

                                                     You wished the gray clouds away
                                                     and prayed for rain instead
                                                     I raised my eyes to heaven
                                                     and found a rainbow overhead

                                                    Worldly things that trouble me
                                                     just seems to disappear
                                                     knowing you are always there
                                                     across the miles or near

                                                    You restore my faith, love and hope
                                                     a bond that will never cease
                                                     so many wonderful family and friends
                                                     brings to me an inner peace

                                                    Each day my list continues to grow
                                                    and each name I hold so dear
                                                    each one has brought Christmas joy
                                                    everyday of the year

                                                   This Christmas Card I give to you
                                                   is more than just a wish
                                                   it's a thank you to God above
                                                   for putting you on my list

                                                   © Susie Swanson, 2014

                       From my home to yours May you have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!!


  1. Oh thank you, Susie! This is the best card I've received! May you be blessed this Christmas season.

    1. Thank you Charlotte and I wish you the same. Hugs, xo

  2. Susie, what an absolutely beautiful, wonderful card! Wishing you a most joyous holiday season filled with many blessing on into the New Year! Wishing you a very Merry, Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you Sharla. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

  3. Susie, you are on my list too. I am blessed. I love your Christmas card to all of us . Wishing you and yours a glorious Christmas . Love, Susie

  4. Such a beautiful poem with such good emotions.
    Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.

  5. Hello, Hope you are having a wonderful December and will have a blessed Christmas… This is such a joyful time of year for so many—but it’s also the time when others experience a deep loneliness, and struggle during the holidays for many reasons. SO—today I ask you to stop what you are doing for a few minutes and say a prayer for someone you know who might be experiencing a hard time now… OR—better still, send them a card or give them a call. It will mean the world to them.

    Gorgeous poem, Susie... You have SO much talent and are such a fantastic writer... God Bless YOU.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  6. What a lovely poem...Thank you so much for lifting my spirit with your love and encouragement throughout this past year especially, my dear friend!
    ((HUGS)) across the miles...from my heart to yours!
    ~God bless & Merry Christmas~Lisa

  7. Thank you, Susie! I feel the same way about you, just not so talented at putting it in words as you are. That is really beautiful. Merry Christmas, my friend! I pray yours is blessed in every way.

  8. What a beautiful gift your poem is, Susie! Christmas blessings and love to you.

  9. This is lovely, Susie. I hope you had a merry Christmas!