One Last Christmas

It's the news that no one hopes for,
Every parent's greatest fear 
Finding out the child you love so much 
Might not make it through the year 
Now the thought of spending Christmas 
Without him just feels wrong 
They've been praying for a miracle, 
Now they're praying he can just hold on 

For one last Christmas one last time
One last season when the world is right 
One more telling of the story 
One more verse of Silent Night 
They'd give anything so he could have 
One last Christmas 

Middle of September 
Still seventy degrees 
Daddy climbs up in the attic
Brings down candles 
Hangs the lights on all the trees 
Then the neighbors started asking 
And pretty soon word got around 
First it was the neighborhood, 
Before too long they lit up that whole town 


Twenty-seventh of October, 
His time was wearing thin 
Friends and family, even strangers 
That they didn't know brought presents in 
He was weak but he was smiling 
Like there was nothing even wrong 
They said he wouldn't make it, 
Looks like he got to see it after all

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Dec 1, 2012