“Bah! Humbug! Christmas Day,”he said
A tear in his eye as he turned away.
What was there for him to be happy for
On this cold and wintry day
Carolers singing as they walked down the lane
Songs of Christmas a joyous refrain
Heavy in heart he watched as they went out of sight
Happiness eluding him on this holy night
All he had was memories from Christmas past
Unhappy ones full of abuse each worse than the last
There was no Merry Christmas when he was young
He never really felt that he ever truly belonged
Parents that did drugs and drank themselves into a stupor
Beat their kids and sent them to bed without supper
Nightmares have tortured him all of his life
Never any happy moments because of all the strife
“Bah! Humbug!” he thought again as he walked down the street
When he was young there were no special treats.
And then a lonely child came into his view
As he listened, the child said, ”Bah! Humbug!” for Christmas too.
He stopped and looked at this tattered and crying child
For he knew what he was going through
This was him as a boy sitting on those stairs
Dirty and cold so unhappy because no one cared
With a saddened heart he sat next to that child
Remembering days of his youth and asked him. ”What
can I do to help you?”
Tears flowing from his eyes the child said, “There is
nothing that you can do.”
“I am all alone for no one really cares, my parents
are drunk and drugged sleeping upstairs.”
“No Christmas tree or gifts. No holiday cheer.
They both are passed out from drinking beer.
So another Christmas will come and go
Bah! Humbug is all I know.”
He looked at this small child remembering years ago
Torment he had suffered brought tears of release
His heart said it was time to let it go
He gently took the child in his arms and hugged him tight
Both of them releasing their anger on this holy night
“Come on kid, lets you and I go to town
look at all the decorations as we walk around”
As they walked and talked a wonderful feeling
Came into his heart and opened his soul
This child’s small hand began to glow
His body changed from a child into an angel
The man stopped walking and just stared
Here before him was someone who cared
“I am your guardian angel sent from above
from Jesus to let you know you are loved.
Things happen in our life we can not control
But in your heart you must learn to let them go.
For Jesus is always standing by your side
Your grief from Him you can not hide.
When you cry he is there to wipe away your tears
He has been doing that for you all these years.
When you are sad he takes you into his arms and
Hugs you tight
Keeping the nightmares away during the night
When you feel that your life is through
He will send an angel to help you
That is why I am here tonight to let you know
There are those who do care and will never let you go”
The angel slowly disappeared into the night
Leaving the man full of Jesus spirit and love