christmas after"'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the room

Strewn wrappings were crying for use of a broom.

The children were scattered the friends' gifts exploring

Since now most of theirs were broken or boring.

All tummies still stuffed from the fabulous feast;

Leftovers would serve for one month at least.

And mama and papa were the countryside ranging,

Those unwanted gifts returned or exchanging.

Yes Christmas is past with its bustle and noise—

Sales and carols, Santas and toys.

Decorations are packed the yule tree's discarded

The holiday's over just as we got started

To celebrate peace and the meaning of giving

To discover real love and the purpose for living.

Dear Jesus please help us to stop and remember

That you came to earth not just for December.

But from birth in a manger to death on a cross

You gave up your glory and counted it loss.

So now as we trust You — God’s only Son—

The real celebration has only begun!

Copyright 2007 Dave Veerman. Permission is granted to send this to others, with attribution, but not for commercial purposes."