It was the day before Christmas and all through the land
No one was playing, not even the band.
Some people were traveling from near or far
Few by airplane, some by car.
Many were troubled by visions in their head
Of loved ones in families who now are dead.
Daughters and sons with tears in their eyes
Thousands of prayers lifted up to the skies.
In so many places there was too much chatter
Without some changes it won’t really matter.
There must be a way to touch peoples’ hearts
So all will stop arguing, quit flinging the darts.
There is much we can do to help all mankind
Believe in the goodness that each of us can find.
And kindle that spark of wonder and joy
To share the light with every girl and boy.
To every neighbor, relative and friend you know
Reach out and touch them with Spirit aglow.
Give them reasons to love and share with another
A brother or a sister, a father or a mother.
Leaving the past and so much grief behind
Memories will endure so we will find.
New life like new leaves on an empty tree
Will arrive this Spring for all to see.
Open your eyes, your ears and your heart
For this is the time and the place to start.
There is only this moment in time
Don’t miss it, don’t miss it, it can turn on a dime,
Look into the face of a child who is near
Precious and sacred, ever more so this year.
You will see in that child pure joy and delight
A gft to us on this special night.
This season gives us reason to dance and to sing
Carols and presents and ourselves we bring.
To this holiday gathering of family and clan
May Zoom be blessed by every woman and man.
Let us take time out for moments of quiet
In the midst of the noise not to deny it.
Silent night, holy night, that is the song
For those who believe and those who belong.
Join a chorus regardless how large or small
Let your voices be heard in every hall.
Tell the world what you know and believe
Compassion and kindness are yours to receive.
This is a day we can all come together
Regardless of storms or inclement weather.
And so we hope for what is good and right
Happy Christmas to All and to All a Good Night!