December 25, 2003


How long has it been since you closed your eyes tight
And believed in the Visitor who comes in the night?
Can you turn back the years to those days of sheer joy,
Feel the bubble of wonder as a wee girl or boy?

It was easier then, with the covers chin-high
To believe in a world in which reindeer could fly.
And that kindly old Someone of legend and fame,
He knew where you lived, he knew you by name.

There is little more foolish than thinking its so
That all there’s to life is what grownups know.
Since reindeer still fly through the sky now as then
……isn’t it time you believed once again?
Photo © 2003 Chuck Pefley | Verse © 2003 Penny Pefley