Friday, December 19, 2008

Yes, I Am Still Alive


My mom always taught me that if I couldn't say something nice to not say anything at all, and thus my absence over the past months. I'll just say it's been a struggle and leave it at that. So, instead of a long, rambling description of my occasionally miserable existence, I thought I'd share a poem I wrote for a church party. I'll try to get back into the blogging spirit come the new year. I hope this holds you over until then.


Christmas is more
than ribbons and bows,
it's more than gift giving
and lights all aglow

It starts in November
and should last the year round.
The Thanksgiving spirit
shouldn't flee underground

The reason for the season
of Christmas this year
--remember to be grateful
for all we hold dear

This season reminds us
of God's greatest gift--
a wee little baby
born to seal up the rift

between Heaven and earth,
between God and mankind,
and what greater blessing
can we ever find?

So let us be grateful,
let the holidays combine,
from Thanksgiving thank-yous
to the Christ-child divine.

May the Christmas spirit of peace be upon you all.

9 comments:

Pink Ink said...

Hugs to you Karen.

Beautiful poem; I love the message. It is as it should be.

May you have peace and joy this Christmas and through the coming year.

-Jewel

Julie Wright said...

Merry Christmas Karen!!! I am looking forward to LTUE with you

Karen Hoover said...

Thank you, Jewel, and coming right back at you.

Me too, Jules! And a very merry Christmas to you as well!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hey you, good to hear from you! Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing it.

I have a quick question. For one of my daughter's YW goals, she needs to talk to someone in an industry she's interested in, and she wants to be a massage therapist. Can she send you an e-mail?

Karen Hoover said...

Thanks, Tristi.

Absolutely, yes on the e-mail. Always happy to help the youth and even more so since she's your daughter. Anytime.

jenica said...

that is such a beautiful poem. you have such a way with words. know that i love you.

ali said...

Beautiful Karen, thank you for sharing that.

I'm sorry you've been having a rough time. Hugs to you.

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

I loved the poem Karen. I'm sorry for your heart break this year. Again, call me if you need to talk.

Karen Hoover said...

Thanks, you guys. You're the best! It lightens my heart to know I have such great friends.