Christmas Like A Lullabye

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During the Christmas season of 2003, I was stationed in Iraq. It was a very lonely time not only for me, but to everyone who was there. I missed seeing the snow clinging to the trees and laying on the hills. John Denver wrote a song "Christmas Like A Lullabye", that I wrote a variation to. It is my Christmas wish every year. Please enjoy!

Christmas Like A Lullabye

Christmas like a lullabye
Steals across the land
A breeze upon the water
Rain fall upon the sand
We celebrate a baby born
From spirit into man
And Christmas like a lullabye
Steals across the land

Its morning in the desert
In fact its Christmas day
And Pennsylvania never seemed
So very far away
Back where night has fallen
And its still Christmas eve
And snow is on the rolling hills
That I always hate to leave

But here I am in Iraq
With a different family
Helping all these people
In their struggle to be free
I know that its been said before
And now I know its true
That home is where the heart is
And Christmas lives too

And on this morning
Peace on earth
Is still our fervent prayer
And I can hear it being
Whispered softly every where
As guns are called to silence
And anger called to still
And brotherhood and sisterhood
Surrounded by good will

Christmas like a lullabye
Steals across the land
A breeze upon the water
Rain fall upon the sand
We celebrate a baby born
From spirit into man
And Christmas like a lullabye
Steals across the land

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EyesOfRain commented on Christmas Like A Lullabye

09-02-2012

This was amazing! What a beautiful peace filled song about a time of war. Your perspective can only be captured by someone who was there, which makes it so unique and real. I would love to see this become a Christmas song.

tierra7 commented on Christmas Like A Lullabye

01-16-2011

hun, this was simply WTonderful!!!, thank you for your service our Country, I salute you .....as the widow of a Veteran, I welcome you home..Thank you for sharin' your heart witjh us on this given holiday season , Much Love, Tierra@}-'-,

jeanpnkldyg commented on Christmas Like A Lullabye

12-27-2010

In the stillness is where we find truth. Thank you for your service. I look forward to reading more of your work! Jean

christianprep commented on Christmas Like A Lullabye

12-12-2010

Aw... I just love that poem represents christmas well... I had a couple of uncles in Iraq a christmas time... New one better then the other missed them and worried about them.....and prayed for them and there children...... It was sad when they were not here for christmas...

ApaqRasgirl commented on Christmas Like A Lullabye

12-01-2010

that was a very sweet and heart warming poem for christmas.....I am sure it is very hard to be so far from family at this time of year.......well done my friend.......a 10 all the way......love asha

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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