My Christmas Wish For You

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Liz here, with a really special post today. Our good friend, John Valeri, has a lovely tradition of writing beautiful Christmas poems every year to send to friends. This year, I asked him to share his poem with all of you. He told me he’d written this one as a song – maybe we’ll get him to record it for us! Enjoy.

My Christmas Wish for You
John B. Valeri (2020)

It’s that time of year again

I think of family and friends

Whether near or far

You’re always in my heart

I wish that I could see you now

But circumstances won’t allow

Yet if I look within my mind

I know I’ll always find

That memories live on always

Whether past or present days

No matter what the distance

The heart knows no resistance

Chorus A:

Here’s my Christmas wish for you

That peace, hope, and love anew

Take root deep within

And then we can begin

To let go of our sorrows

And look on toward tomorrow

With peace, hope, and love anew

My Christmas wish for you

It’s that time of year again

I can still remember when

The nights weren’t quite so long

And I knew where I belonged

I wish that I could hold you close

But there are reasons no one knows

That challenge our beliefs

Still I think we can agree

That memories of better days

Sustain us now and always

Because at our own insistence

Our hearts know no resistance

Chorus B

Here’s my Christmas wish for you

That peace, hope, and love anew

Take root deep within

And allow us to begin

To let go of our sorrows

And look on toward tomorrow

With clarity of mind

Knowing we will find

Bridge:

The greatest gift we can bestow

Is to let each other know

We’re still together when apart

If we believe it in our hearts

Repeat Chorus A:

Here’s my Christmas wish for you

That peace, hope, and love anew

Take root deep within

And then we can begin

To let go of our sorrows

And look on toward tomorrow

With peace, hope, and love anew

My Christmas wish for you

It’s that time of year again

I think of family and friends

Whether far or near

I can feel you here

Because no matter where you are

You’re always in my heart.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year! From John and all of the Wicked Authors!

14 Thoughts

  1. Wonderfully said! Memories are our most precious of possessions.

    May everyone’s Christmas be the merriest it can be under the circumstances and may the new year bring not only happiness but normalcy and being able to physically be with our loved ones.
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  2. Thank you, Liz, for sharing John’s poem with us. It really says it all.

    May you and all the Wickeds have a joyous Christmas. Thank you for another year of bringing us joy.

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