by Earl Scharry
Reprinted from “The Braille Forum,” January 1970.
Morning, and a world of white,
A laden tree;
And may no disappointment blight
Church bells, and Christmas tidings,
And after that the feast;
And may there be no outraged stomach’s chiding,
When you have ceased!
Reunion and Christmas cheer,
And Tom and Jerry;
And may no throbbing head appear
To mar your making merry!
Fireside, and a book to read —
“A Christmas Carol;”
And may no ghosts of guilty greed
Your peace imperil!
A manger, and a lowly life,
And love untainted;
May men with base and strident strife