Well this is a first, up until now I have not shared any of my creative writing or poetry on this blog. But today, Christmas Eve, I thought I’d share a new poem I wrote. I was inspired by Reliant K’s Christmas song “Like a Lion” which was inspired in turn by C.S. Lewis’ Lion Witch and the Wardrobe as well as by my mother-in-law’s newest book I edited called Winter Has Passed . Here is The Lamppost: Enjoy!
I’ve wandered through a long dark winter
A child lost in the snow
The blizzards blind me
The ice cuts to the soul
The winter never ends here
It lingers never melting
The sun never shines
The snow endless, drifting
I wait for Christmas
For joy in the dark cold
For old St. Nick and reindeer
Like all the stories told
But presents never come
No stockings ever fill
I have forgotten: what is spring?
The trees lie dead and still
Until one day after months maybe years
I squint my eyes to see in the distance
A faint small light appears
Is it a star? Will it grant my wishes?
As I come cautiously near
It is a lamppost; that becomes clear
A flaming light protected in glass
Held high by iron metal clasps
I stood in wonder in the glow
I could feel it’s warmth in the blinding snow
And a surprising memory begins to grow
Of a thing I think called:
A smile stretches across my face
As I take in this small space
And in the distance I could almost hear
The sound of jingle bells drifting through the chilly air!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve!!