Treasure Island

Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

The Greatest Gift


A wonderful Saviour was born in a manger
To all that knew Him, He was no stranger
He gave His life so that we all might live
To love and cherish and also to forgive

A special gift from God sent to you and me
One that is not found under the Christmas tree
Came down to earth so that we all could be free
An unwrapped present placed for all of us to see

Many showers of blessings and joy to another
Love for each other like those from a mother
Be like an Angel to someone that's in need
Food for the hungry or some other kind deed

Remembering the happy times of Christmas past
The fondest of days that seemed to last and last
Spending times with family and old friends too
Sent down from Heaven just to be with me and you

So have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
As you go along your way spreading lots of cheer
Many special blessings sent to each and every one
The greatest gift given to all was in His only Son

Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Edited: Saturday, December 21, 2013

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  • Amitava Sur (12/27/2013 5:54:00 AM)

    It's just beautiful, rhyming so nicely too. What a lovely message with all blessings & belief.
    Thank you Patricia........ A Merry Christmas. (Report) Reply

  • Dee Corpolongo (12/20/2013 10:30:00 PM)

    Wow....what a beautiful message and greeting in this excellent poem you wrote!
    And giving thanks to God, is what should be done, a gentle reminder for everyone.
    Thank you and Merry Christmas, Patricia, with {{{hugs}}} and blessings~ (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (12/20/2013 5:36:00 PM)

    hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year...
    sure I will probably read this one again soon...this poem is
    a nice gift for the holidays.. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (12/13/2013 9:34:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful write that with these words it should be turned into song. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (12/11/2013 6:57:00 AM)

    Christmas is once again within days reach! No doubt, it is a time of great joy. The greatest gift, given by God to mankind is His only son, as you have stated! He humbled himself to be born in a manger! The promise of Christmas is joy and peace to all! !
    Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy New year! !

    Enjoyed your sweetly rhyming Christmas Song! ! (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (12/10/2013 8:10:00 PM)

    this is a very nice poem...and yes it was the greatest gift...beautifully written I enjoyed it :) (Report) Reply

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