KEEP THIS TRADITION

It is every parent’s honored mission
to hold close to this one tradition,
all for this annual condition
we call Christmas. It’s you decision,
but I give my permission
to call it yours too! Listen,

Christmas is one time of year,
where people fill with Christmas cheer,
it is the reason we come back here
to hearth and hearts we hold so dear.
And little ones perplexed with fear,
think, “were they really good this year?”

I’ve honored Christmas each December
as far back as I can remember,
traditions are a glowing ember
that catch on fire in shades of amber.
Filling lives in greater numbers
with such love, a special caliber

of which you’ve never known.
For it is Christmas love that’s shown,
a love that truly is home grown.
It’s this tradition that we hone,
one we cannot surely leave alone.
I’ve seen it everywhere I’ve flown.

So while I’m flying for this cause,
from high up here I’m filled with awes,
despite our very human flaws
I’m happy I can take this pause
to celebrate with you because
traditions says I am Santa Claus.

 

(C) Walter J Wojtanik, 2014

POETIC ASIDES NOVEMBER CHAPBOOK CHALLENGE – DAY 5: KEEP THIS (BLANK)

ALSO POSTED AT “I AM SANTA CLAUS”