Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and include it in my Christmas cards to friends and family. For the days leading up to Christmas, I’m publishing all of my Christmas poems here, as a kind of Advent calendar.
Today’s poem was written in 2004.
The Carol of the Bells sounds out
Endowing faith where once was doubt
Ring-Ding-A-Ding, we join and sing
We deck our halls with joy and light
Our hearts are filled with love this night
Fa-La-La-La-La, love from afar
The poor and down-trod play along
Our blessings shared increase the song
Rum-Pum-Pum-Pum, we humbly hum
Our songs are met by those of old
The ancient story’s now retold
Pat-A-Pan-A-Pan, we’re in the story too