A Christmas Memory

There's something about this Christmas
That awakened memories buried within me
Maybe it was watching my excited grandchildren
As they decorated their Christmas tree?

That made me recall a long ago Christmas
When I asked mother if I could hang the star
When she smiled and said: "Yes", I wondered
How would I reach the trees top; it was so far?

Like he often did, my dad came to my rescue
He lifted me up so I could reach the top of the tree
That was a moment in my life I will never forget
And the reason Christmas is a special time for me

Ralph L. Clark © 2005

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