Our friend Joseph P. Martino of Millburn, New Jersey is back with another one of his poems – right in time for Christmas Eve! Joe sent me this poem a few weeks ago and granted me permission to post it on JerseySmarts.com on the day before Christmas. When I read this poem it brought up a mental image of the idyllic Christmas scene – a happy small town dancing and prancing to the holiday spirit with family and friends enjoying one another’s company as the big day draws near. I imagine lots of festive lights and caroling…you know, the type of stuff that you’d see in one of those great Christmas movies or a Normal Rockwell painting.
Here comes Santa on Christmas Eve
by Joseph Martino
Here comes Christmas it’s that time of time of year for Santa
snow is falling on the ground,…..everywhere you look snowflakes
can be found.children wearing mittens in the snow,…..making snow
balls they intend to throw.
jingle bells a ringing, jing-a-ling,the sounds of Christmas echos
ring. parents and children skate on the lake,…..the children
home for holiday break.
Children dream of Santa Clause,…..as parents shop without a pause.
the days are bright, the nights so clear,….the love and spirit of Christmas permeates throughout the wintery air.
Christmas carols sung at night,….under a dancing moon that glows
so bright.chestnuts roasting, grownups toasting this special time of
year,…..after a nip or two, all our woe’s and troubles seem to
here comes santa it’s Christmas Eve,….he’s finally here it’s hard
to believe. santa and his reindeers are now flying high,….their
lonely silhouettes dot the blackboard sky.
Empty stockings line the living room wall, hung for boys and girls
who have images of santa’s gifts racing through their minds,….
all in hope that they will find,…..their stockings filled to the
very top with toys and presents of every kind.
copyright joseph p.martino 2004 authored oct.1,2004
Thanks once again, Joe, for a great Christmas poem to get everyone in the spirit!