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My Special List

I have a list of folks I know,
all written in a book
And every year when Christmas
comes, I go and take a look,

And that is when I realize
that these names are a part
Not of the book they are written
in, but really of my heart

For each name stands for someone
who has crossed my path sometime,
And in the meeting they've become
the rhythm in each rhyme


And while it sounds fantastic
for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed
of each remembered name

And while you may not be
aware of any special link
Just meeting you has changed
my life a lot more than you think

For once I've met somebody,
the years cannot erase
The memory of a pleasant
word or of a friendly face


So never think my Christmas
cards are just a mere routine
Of names upon a Christmas
list, forgotten in between,

For when I send a Christmas
card that is addressed to you,
It is because you're on the
list that I'm indebted to

For I am but a total of
the many folks I've met,
And you happen to be one
of those I prefer not to forget


And whether I have known
you for many years or few,
In some ways you have a
part in shaping things I do

And every year when Christmas
comes, I realize anew,
The best gifts life can
offer is meeting folks like you.

And may the spirit of Christmas
that forever endures
Leave its richest blessings
in the hearts of you and yours


Wishing You A
Merry Christmas!