Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Crystal Kirgiss is Susie's cousin and the gifted author of a growing collection of thoughtful books.

This poem was on the Kirgiss family Christmas card. . . . our family liked it. . . .

The Tree

"whether short or tall
bent or straight
young or old
full or bare-
once chosen and decorated
with tender care
each tree becomes lovely
bathed in lights
wrapped in color
clothed in newness-
a symbol of bent, bare, empty lives
chosen by the Father
bathed in Light
wrapped in Hope
clothed in Forgiveness
because long ago
a tiny babe entered our world
shattered the darkness."

-Crystal Kirgiss

1 comment:

Eric Vigil said...

Absolutely Awesome poem... Thanks for a great Christmas Eve Service...