The Catholic Defender: A Christmas Poem


The following is a poem shared by deepertruth's Margie on the deepertruth Christmas show, 23 December, 2011:


(As taken from "Angelfire") This poem was written by a 13 year old boy who died of a brain tumor that he had battled for four years. He died on December 14, 1997. He gave this to his mom before he died. His name was Ben.


My First Christmas in Heaven

I see the countless

Christmas trees

around the world below

With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars,

reflecting on the snow


The sight is so spectacular,

please wipe away the tear

For I am spending Christmas with

Jesus Christ this year.


I hear the many Christmas songs

that people hold so dear

But the sounds of music can't compare

with the Christmas choir up here.


I have no words to tell you,

the joy their voices bring,

For it is beyond description,

to hear the angels sing.


I know how much you miss me,

I see the pain inside your heart.

But I am not so far away,

We really aren't apart.


So be happy for me, dear ones,

You know I hold you dear.

And be glad I'm spending Christmas

with Jesus Christ this year.


I sent you each a special gift,

from my heavenly home above.

I sent you each a memory

of my undying love.


After all, love is a gift more precious

than pure gold.

was always most important

the stories Jesus told.


Please love and keep each other,

my Father said to do.

I can't count the blessing or love

has for each of you.


So have a Merry Christmas and

Wipe away that tear

Remember, I am spending Christmas with

Jesus Christ this year


Along with Ben, I want to remember Sarah (a 15 year old girl) who passed just before Christmas 2011. "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us... (Hebrews 12:1). Merry Christmas from the deepertruth Family!