Sunday, December 24, 2017

A Christian CHRISTmas Poem by Pat Simmons

‘Twas the night, or day, before Christ came and all through the land,
Not one mischief deed was brewing, all had clean hands,
The bridesmaids were waiting with oil in their lamps,
In hopes that Jesus would soon appear in their camps,
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of King Jesus on a horse danced in their heads,
After Mama had prayed and I had fasted, we closed our eyes, because nothing was the matter.
When suddenly, a shout from above summoned us awake,
before I could blink, our bodies did quake,
I shed my earthly shell and floated away like an angel.
Not only me, but many who had died in Christ thousands of years earlier.
God shouted, and call’d us by name: “Come on, Pat, Moses, Abraham, and Eve! Cain too.
On Paul, Peter, Mary and Joseph too,
I was born and died for all of you not to lose…”
To the heavens above to the hell below, King Jesus will reign forever, and this must know.

As a child, I had memorized Clement Clarke Moore’s 1900s original version. As an adult, CHRISTmas lives within me year round.
All six of my Christmas titles are filled with inspiration to remind readers the reason for the season. I hope you will download one today.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


Pat Simmons has celebrated ten years as a published author with more than thirty titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels.
She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience.
Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in various media positions for more than twenty years. Currently, she oversees the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions.
She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country and converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatic husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur.
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  1. Beautiful, Pat. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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