Monday, December 24, 2007

Ribbon Red with Golden Lace

By C.L. Beck

I’d like to wish each of you a merry Christmas. My gift to you is a poem that I felt inspired to write several years ago—and Christmas Eve seemed like the right time to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it, and that you and your loved ones will have a wonderful Christmas.


Ribbon Red with Golden Lace
By C.L. Beck
© 2007

It was just a length of ribbon that was tucked into a space,
In the boughs—among the branches—ribbon red with golden lace.
No gifts beneath the fragrant tree for fate had struck a blow,
But Mama loved her cherub, so she'd made a pretty bow.

The little toddler spied it, and it brought her heart such glee,
That she clapped her hands for joy, "Mama, made a bow for me!"
And the cherub wore the ribbon amid flaxen, golden curls,
Her laughter far more precious then, than silver, gold, or pearls.

The years flew by; the curls grew much darker in their hue,
When angels came to Mama's side, a glimpse of heaven viewed.
Yet life went on and then one day, the curls were streaked with gray,
And still she thought of Mama and that early Christmas Day.

And in honor of the warmest love her Mama gave, so free,
Each year she ties a ribbon on to her own Christmas tree.
It's just a length of ribbon that is tucked into a space,
In the boughs, among the branches, ribbon red with golden lace.

Ribbon red to tie on boxes, ribbon red with golden lace,
Ribbon red—around her heartstrings— hugs a memory in its place.

4 comments:

Candace E. Salima said...

Cindy - that is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. Merry Christmas from the Salimas.

Shellie said...

That's so heartwarming! Merry Christmas!

C. L. Beck said...

Candace,
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. May you and Alvin have a wonderful Christmas. We pray that Alvin's health problems will improve in 2008.

C. L. Beck said...

Shellie,
It was so nice of you to drop by. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous 2008!