Sweet Solitary Christmas

I’ve spent Christmas alone for years, so a few years ago I decided to write a poem about it. I shared it on Facebook today and people seemed to find comfort in it. Many shared it with their friends, so I decided to share it on my blog as well.

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It’s the night before Christmas
And I’m all alone,
No tree and no presents
No calls on the phone.
No stockings are hung,
There’s no candle flame,
And Santa Claus doesn’t
Remember my name.
Long gone are the days
Of family fun
Now there’s just me
By myself, just one.
But please don’t feel sad
I’m really quite fine,
In fact I’m so glad
That Christmas is mine.
I’ve got my dear angels
Who speak in my ear
In tones oh so tender
With love oh so near.
They tell me of Jesus
And his awesome love,
His goodness, his healing,
Around and above.
Christmas is coming,
A new birth for me,
With joy and abundance—
I’m happy and free!

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Sweet Solitary Christmas

  1. Amy, thank you so much. This Christmas finds me in the same solitary mode and you have given voice to the quiet expectation and celebration I am looking forward to this week. Blessings from North America!

  2. Thanks for this, Amy. I’m finding more and more that Christmas celebrated in quietness and solitude is much more satisfactory than what the world would have us believe. I treasure the silence — to hear the angels sing!

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