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  A Child’s Christmas Gift
by Jill Eisnaugle
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The story of a little boy and his special Christmas Day.

Blessings be with all of you this Christmas week.



 

 

 

Jeffrey Littlebon was eager
Just as he was every year
For the gift, albeit meager
That would certainly appear
In his stocking on the mantel
Near the Christmas tree adorned
But that year, he found the blank shell
Of his stocking, Christmas morn.

 

Little Jeffrey on the stepstool
Turned and faced his family
Just a child, barely in grade school
Who could not easily see
Why his family’s tradition
Had so suddenly been changed
Yet, he held his composition
Even though, the scene seemed strange.

 

When the evening time came calling
On that Christmas in his youth
Jeffrey Littlebon was bawling
‘Til at last, he learned the truth
Resting by his toy train set
Was a package with a bow
And a note that made him forget
All the sadness he could sow.

 

The small box was just as hollow
As the sock had been that morn
Yet, the purpose soon to follow
Ceased Jeff’s need to stop and mourn
In the note, the very blueprint
To erase a child’s strife
By the words that it would imprint
Evermore upon his life. 

 

With his Mother’s assistance
Jeffrey read the note inside
And where once, there was resistance
Jeffrey’s heart was filled with pride
When he saw the words – “I Love You
And My Love, in turn, I Pray
Will be the guide in all that you do
On My Only Son’s Birthday.”

 

“Jeff, My Son cannot be with Me
He died many years ago
So that you, dear child, shall live free
In a world where you can grow
Now there, Jeffrey, stop your crying
This message Is My Gift to you
Trust in Me when times are trying
And I Will Always see you through.”

 

Jeffrey Littlebon stood strongly
Moved by the thoughts of the day
That began with him so wrongly
Thinking of this holiday
As a time for greed and presents
Near the Christmas tree adorned
When the greatest of all events
Is the day that Christ was born.

   

© 2005 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 




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Reviewed by John Domino 12/23/2008
This poem is awesome and it is also timeless. I pray that you and your family have a wonderful Christ-filled and blessed Christmas.

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Tavia McDowell 12/21/2007
This was a touching, and heartfilled arrangement of words. Thank you for sharing.

Tavia.
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 12/11/2007
Oh...*tears*. Jill, this is simply awesome.

Merry Christmas!
Jules
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/19/2005
Heart tugging write, Jill; very nice!

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

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/18/2005
Very touching, Jill.

Ron
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/18/2005
A splendid Christmas message/poem for all Jill! Beautifully written from a compassionate heart! Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,
Love
Eileen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/18/2005
Awesome poetry Jill!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/18/2005
This is the perfect poem of Christmas and should be read to every child each year. Children have become so caught up in the "what did you get for me" aspect of Christmas that the true meaning is lost. In their defense, the advertising industry has promoted such thinking, showing loving families delivering "the goods" on Christmas morning in the perfect home and family setting. Children are being set up for a life-long disappointment and for adult years of struggling, perhaps beyond their means, to provide that perfect "Hallmark Christmas," that they never lived, for their own children.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/18/2005
Little Jeffrey received quite a wondrous gift, and this is a wondrous Christmas tale.

And Merry Christmas to you and yours, too, Jill!

PS I've now got three of those New Orleans critters at home.
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/18/2005
Another splendid Christmas story from the master of beautiful rhyme and meter. Merry Christmas.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 12/18/2005
This is awesome poetry Jill. So many of us in the hustle of Christmas forget what Christmas REALLY is all about. You just reminded us. Thank you for sharing.

~Linda

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