The Christmas Present
by Billy M. Smallwood
I heard a knock on my door one Christmas Eve, I opened up the door and as I helped him in, with me…
As I looked out my window a man I could see,
he was cold and seemed so lonely and upon a bended knee
he asked can you spare anything for me to eat…
he looked up at me with such a peaceful grin,
As he drank down some coffee and had a bite to eat,
I put more wood on the fire so he could warm his feet…
Over there by the fireplace he warmed his tired hands,
I wonder where did he come from, this quiet white haired man,
but I wasn’t at all afraid of his peaceful ways you see,
this man dressed in poor, almost as poor as me…
As he left he turned and thanked me for all I had done,
but he forgot to take his gloves, so out the door I run,
He was gone in the blizzard and I couldn’t hardly see,
so I took his ole glove’s back to the house
Just a little after midnight I awoke in the dark,
there wasn’t a bit of fire just glowing cinders in the dark,
and where I’d placed his gloves by my little christmas tree,
there laid a brand new pair, and a Christmas Card for me…
and it read….
You gave me shelter and food to keep me warm,
you even tried to bring me my gloves in the storm,
so here’s you a new pair,… the finest ever seen…
as an angel of the Lord, I’ll be sure to tell the King….
I heard a knock on my door one Christmas Eve,
I opened up the door and as I helped him in,
And a special Thank You to…
Shelby from The Lives and Loves of Grumpy’s HoneybBunch for the micro marshmallows she sent me, That was so sweet and they make me smile!
Lindsey from Scoop Adventure for being the best Secret Santa and for all the wonderful goodies she sent me. Both the Candied Nuts and the cookies were gone in a wink of an eye and I love my new apron!
And to you my dear readers, if it weren’t for you, the writing on these pages would be like I was talking to myself. I appreciate you more then words can say.
Merry Christmas… and God bless!