Between the Lines
I dim the lights
_____the stars appear
__________the nighttime skies are oh, so clear.
And as the flakes begin to fall
_____I think of loved ones
__________one and all.
I think of Dad
_____in heaven above
__________and hope he knew how he was loved.
I think of Mom
_____who's far away
__________and wishing her a joyous day.
I think of my brothers
_____who are not near
__________and hope for them, a wonderous year.
I think of my sister
_____my best friend, who
__________I'm sure does know, I love her, too.
I think of my husband
_____who is leaving me,
__________hoping someday, happy he'll be.
I think of All
_____my friends on line
__________and wish for them, "peace of mind."
As in the background
_____I begin to hear
__________the Christmas Carolers coming near.
I invite them in to sing a song
_____as they warm up
__________and before too long
They're on their way
_____down the street
__________to cheer whomever they shall meet.
I rest for a second
_____in front of our tree
__________and just for a moment I think I see
the reflections of all
_____my loved ones in
__________the Christmas lights, that are so dim.
"The worst prison would be a closed heart".
...Pope John Paul II