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Christmas Eve by SteamRailwayCompany Christmas Eve by SteamRailwayCompany
One Christmas Eve I sat in church on a cold winter's night
Snow fell behind the stained glass windows cracked open
The hinges were old, though the cold may have tried to spite
Our enjoyment of that evening could not be broken

The floors creaked nosily under our snow laden feet
And the coat racks teemed with warm coats removed from others
There was not anyone there whom I had yet to meet 
For there in the church we were all sisters and brothers

Joy, laughter, and greetings filled the entrance to the nave
Not a single face was there whom I had never known
But on that snowy, starlit, sacred night the Lord Gave
A gift to me who was a girl who stood all alone

No one had ever seen her here in these parts before
Perhaps she was a traveling scholar from abroad
From a far land of beauty and grace that was of yore
In her presence I felt warm as though the cold had thawed

She was the most beautiful girl anyone had seen
Here in these rural parts of the countryside's mountains
To a church as humble as ours she had never been
My true love for this girl was in quantities countless

I looked at her shivering as she came through the door
From the snow falling outside and I took her warm coat
As our eyes met I felt as though the walls and the floor
Had vanished, for it was like what Solomon once wrote

In the Book of Songs as we there stood gazed and in love
For our Prayers had at last been answered finally
There we found Our Lord who watches over us above
Fulfills our dreams in ways quite strange to us but timely

I murmured nervously my introduction to her
She smiled and shyly replied to me her name softly
With her I walked to find a seat in the church for there
We sat by each other as she held to me warmly

The Pastor that evening beheld to us God's blessings
That He bestowed on us the night that the Christ was born
The Lord could not have made a more wonderful setting
Than there in Church on Christmas Eve were I stayed with her

We lit the advent candles, and as the lights went out
We held our candlesticks to commemorate God's gift 
Of His Son and the Love that He brought to Earth throughout
While in the dark my beautiful girl gave me a kiss

It was a Christmas miracle one might have said
If they had for themselves then seen it with their own eyes
That moment when I met in the Lord's house this unwed
Beauty whose name and face seemed to have left me the wise

"Can such things be?" I asked myself "Is it truly her?"
This gift I received was beyond what I could believe 
This dear lady with whom I'll spend life with forever
Whom God made just for I on that snowy Christmas Eve

"I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels."
Isaiah 61:10

Mason Allen Buskirk
13 December 2014

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us Everyone! 

Crucifix Emote 
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originalkitten Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there
What church is this? It looks familiar
lavenderl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful poem, beautiful picture.  

There's just one thing... In the first line of the second stanza, I think "the floor *creaked* noisily" sounds a bit better.
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014   Photographer
Thank you so much! There'll be more for this Christmas soon! And a Merry Christmas to you! :)

Why didn't I think of that? No sooner said than done. 
lavenderl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome!  I look forward to it.  Merry Christmas! ^^

Sometimes it takes a second look. 
pk-condor Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
Gloria a Dios.
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Photographer
Pero, por supuesto, mi amigo! Que Dios te dé alegría eterna! Por encima de todo, tienen una Feliz Navidad! :) 
pk-condor Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Feesu-san Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
0-0 You speak Spanish???
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Photographer
No. I merely used Google translator to communicate with :iconpk-condor: who is from Argentina. That's all.
Feesu-san Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
Feesu-san Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Filmographer

:faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint: 

*Oscar announcement*

Mitt the announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome once again to our annual Media Awards Showcase.

Kitty the announcer: Where we showcase, animations, comics, music, and everything ice.

Mitt the announcer: This year is getting even more exciting, as guess what?

Kitty the announcer: Christmas is coming around the corner!

Mitt the announcer: Indeed it is!

Kitty the announcer: I'm so excited! :squee: 

Mitt the announcer: And so am I, Kitty. So am I. Speaking of which, we have an amazing picture, with a very powerful poem, folks.

Kitty the announcer: Oh yeah, and this is no ordinary pic people; if that very scene even turned into a Christmas movie, I'd watch all day long.

Mitt the announcer: And it shows what Christmas is truly all about: our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And of course His birth.

Kitty the announcer: I know right? I mean, the way the world is gone is so terrible and so worrying. They think that Christmas is all about Santa Claus, money, commerciala and gifts, without even knowing or considering the reason for why Christmas is celebrated. I mean, Jesus' birth, sacrifice and resurrection isn't for nothing. :( (Sad)

Mitt the announcer: I couldn't agree more, Kitty. It's so sad that many don't seem to see that. I mean, what is the need for all those commercials. So annoying.

Kitty the announcer: Totally agreeing with you, Mitt. And if I'd tell my future children that the birth of Jesus is what Christmas is all about.

Mitt the announcer: Woah, you go girl. I like that! I'd do the same to my own children. That is the more reason why the Gospel needs to be spread, even this time of year*ahem* Anyways, unto the awards now.

Kitty the announcer: And the winner for the best poem is....

Mitt & Kitty: :iconsteamrailwaycompany: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: :award: 


*gets up*

Honestly, just - awesome.

*faints again*
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Edited Dec 14, 2014   Photographer
Such is greater acclamation than I could ever deserve, Faith. :) Thank you. 

Merry Christmas! 
Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The joy of the seasons and holidays has such influence, power, and emotion interwoven in it.
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Photographer
It is not just the joy of the coming of Christmas my friend, but the commemoration of Christ's birth that moves me. :bow: Thank you for your words.

Have a Merry Christmas! 
FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly inspiring, beauty woven within every word. When I read it I pictured every word in my mind as a picture. It mad my heart feel so happy.

To think that upon the holiest night of all, love was found and given to all. And that man and woman are the two happiest people I have ever seen. And that is what inspires us all I think to find love in this world...we stick to our knows, we give of our love,faith and talents and God does the rest. 
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Photographer
Honorable words bespoken on your part, dear friend. Merry Christmas to you indeed! 
FiremanHippie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas to you as well. :D
drawing425 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
fella Gift (Party) 
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Photographer
For me? :wow: How wonderful of you! 

Here! :present3d: One gift deserves another! 

Merry Christmas! 
drawing425 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Merry Christmas 
frohe Weihnachten
joyeux noël
to you too.Santa fella (Universe) dear sir as a thanks for being a Watcher on my account and for complementing my works.
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