Poem: “A Christmas Gift”

A Christmas Gift

I choose not jewels or ermines
Nor want I an Oldsmobile.
The manger bed with the Christ Child
Is the thing I’d like to feel.

For what is Christmas without Him?
And why should the church bells ring
If not to praise God for His blessings
And to worship the new-born King!

Julie Haupt Serpe

Julia Serpe lived from October 4th 1920 – April 21st 1986. She became a nurse, got married and gave birth to 10 children. Julia’s poems are published with the approval of her daughter Mary Barto.