Christmas Innocence


there is something about the crib
that restores in me the awe and wonder
I knew as a child
that restores my dreams
that restores my innocence

somehow these stir in me again
as memories arise of Christmases past
and of my anticipation
of the coming of this God-child
in innocence

something genuine was called forth in me
and I looked for ways to express my love
and I experienced joy in giving
in innocence

what does our world so need today?
is it not that awe and wonder
dreams and love and innocence?