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Christ is the reason
by Tina M Clark
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A age old story that never grows old! The reason for Christmas often gets lost in all the paper and bow's. Crawl up close and let me tell you the story.......
















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He grabbed an old book

pages worn and slightly torn


from years of reading


He wiped off the cover


as he called me over


I climbed upon his knee


settling down close


listening intently to


his deep baratone


and the story unfolded


It was a tradition


between Gramps and me


Me sitting on his knee


and he read the  story


of the Christ Child to me


He told me all about Mary


How she had knew no man


How she had concieved


a baby


Jesus was to be his name


Of how they had traveled


and when they found an inn


there was no room


so a manger was where


 he layed his head


A king was born that night


with Angels to hail his coming


a star to light the way


To our Savior


 who's head lay in the hay


and how very proud


Mary must have been


to look upon this face


that was the heavenly son


Wise men came from the East


bearing gifts


paying homage to the


Child that had been sent


he read on about his life


and all he did while here


and went on to tell me


how man treated him out of fear


They took a man


who knew no sin


30 pieces of silver


A follower turned him in


Then hung hisself


ashamed from the sin


They nailed the Lord to a cross


Where he hung as


His life flowed from his veins


They knew that he was gone


but sent guards


to make sure his body remained


Placed in a tomb


a stone to block the way


Yes they had to be sure


that here his body stayed


Three days passed


I sat close listening to the story


it was quite


 as the dark cold night


And when I heard


that he had died


a silent tear dripped down


 from my eyes


Then I heard the most beautiful


part of all


The third morn


He arose


No grave could hold him down


No cross of mortal man


God the Father had the


Master plans


His mission


To save the soul's of Man


Gramps would pick me up


and tuck me in


and say a prayer with me


Always remembering


the Christ Child


and what his sacrifice gave


With his life


Man was saved



 

2005 Tina Clark



 


 



 

 


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Reviewed by Pamela garner 12/11/2005
Thanks for sharing and remembering the true meaning of Christmas.Merry Christmas my dear friend.Pamela
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/10/2005
Thanks for the sharing!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/10/2005
Beautifully done Tina, Thank you and have a very Merry Christmas!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/10/2005
AMEN! Christ IS the Reason for the Season!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too, Tina!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/10/2005
Amen, Tina, thank you. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, and Merry Christmas, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/10/2005
and beyound the end of time...
Nicely done Tina.. Great to see yer back..
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/10/2005
The true story that will last till the end of time. Merry Christmas it can't be said enough.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/10/2005
Beautiful touching read..thanks for the offering Tina !!

Oops.sorry read your news after I asked the question about the condition off your hand surgery!!

Sorry to hear it is still so painful!!

Be well soon sweetie!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Betty Torain 12/10/2005
Thanks, For sharing such a very touching POEM and the relationship with your GRAMPS. You covered the very essence of Christmas. Thanks for including HIS death, burial and resurrection. Have Merry Christmas. Love, Betty Torain
Reviewed by Marjorie Coogle (Reader) 12/10/2005
Thanks for the reminder of the true meaning of Christmas and sharing the memory of learning it on Grandpa's knee.
Marjorie
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