That Old Christmas Magic

by Kevin T McEneaney

The magic of Christmas resides in myth:

that wandering star, noble Magi yarn;

young shepherds in fields, cute cradle in barn;

the marvelous mystery of childbirth;

a choir of angels singing great joy

to people of good will around the globe—

those who bear the burden of heavy load

and are cheered by the good news of that boy.


Christmas is much more than its many parts:

carols, hymns, ornaments, and gift-giving,

which re-orientates outlook to love

as Christ enriches out minds and hearts.

May that old Christmas magic be ringing,

arriving at the core of love singing.

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