Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Jungle Red Writers, to all our friends, family, and readers, we wish you a holiday season filled with great joys and quiet moments both.


A little girl is singing for the faithful to come ye
Joyful and triumphant, a song she loves,
And also the partridge in a pear tree
And the golden rings and the turtle doves.
In the dark streets, red lights and green and blue
Where the faithful live, some joyful, some troubled,
Enduring the cold and also the flu,
Taking the garbage out and keeping the sidewalk shoveled.
Not much triumph going on here—and yet
There is much we do not understand.
And my hopes and fears are met
In this small singer holding onto my hand.
Onward we go, faithfully, into the dark
And are there angels singing overhead? Hark.

- Gary Johnson


Reine said...


Merry Christmas!

Joan Emerson said...

Merry Christmas . . . wishing you all the blessings and joys of the season.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, you wonderful Jungle Reds! I always look for your offerings first thing in the morning... I wish you each a lovely holiday season... AND... if you want to feel your heart warmed up - read our friend Bob Knightly's message on his blog for Dec. 23... at www.crimewriters.blogspot.com - his being Santa himself for 37 years! Thelma in Manhattan ( don't have a chimney, but we have a handy fire escape!)

Diane Hale said...

Merry Christmas, Jungle Red friends. May you have a wonderful day.

Deb said...

Love the poem, Julia!

Merry Christmas to all!



Annette said...

Lovely Poem - Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...
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Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Awww..happy holidays to all! xoxo