Poem hangs on to holiday spirit

Barbara J. Stewart submitted this poem as a letter to the editor:

I’m not letting go of Christmas

I’m wearing my green and my red

I love all the wonder of Christmas 

the Christ child in his manger bed.

I love how the children are happy,

the lights and the carols we sing,

and God in his heaven is watching,

us loving and praising our king.

So when I see you, I’ll be smiling

But in my heart I’ll wish you “good cheer!”

For I’m not letting go of Christmas

Until Christmas comes around next year.

Barbara J. Stewart

Greenfield