The Night Before Christmas – A Revised Version

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the world

A voice from above filled the air in a whirl.

I AM who I AM there is no secret to this,

Your hopes in St. Nicholas will never be missed.

The gift that I give will bring joy I assure

No gift in this world will ever measure.

And when you see joy in the face of a child

You will see all things simply, simply as mild.

When time is so short and life passes us by

All we can say is “my how time did fly.

Away in a manger so long, long ago,

Shepherds and Wise men saw a star all-a glow,

The star shone brightly, a twinkle to the eye,

While the gift to the world lay in a manger nearby.

In a stable not far in Bethlehem town

In the chill of the night and lights oh so dim,

Lay a tiny babe wrapped in swaddling clothes.

A gift to the world, yet no one knows.

The world would come to know this child you see,

Through miracles given the world has not seen.

Paralytics can walk, the blind now can see,

Oh come all ye faithful and hearts full of glee.

To the rivers of Jordan, Egypt and the Nile,

To those of great faith, the time is now.

Do not let your hearts be troubled or torn

This child’s mother heart will soon come to mourn.

She will cry tears of love but for now, she holds

A tiny baby that was long foretold.

I believe in this King born today

As the Shepherds and Wise men look on in awe

The star of Bethlehem glows from afar.

He will reign as King and Lord over All

He will give mercy and love, and Forgiveness

To all …


Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
LYNN is Retired from Law Enforcement as a Police Officer, with a background in nursing and previously a member of the Search and Rescue Team with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, A retired member of the Orange Police Department, she became the first female SWAT member on an elite team while becoming a member of the Olympic Shooting Team during the early years on the department. A mother and a grandmother, a devout Catholic who currently resides in Houston, Texas. Her hobbies include writing, painting, and a contemplative prayer life. She is in love with her faith, but the love she carries for her two grown children and grandchildren who rest in her heart surpasses everything except her faith in God. Since retirement, Lynn has done private investigation, worked as a gang counselor with middle schools, A member of Bl. Mother Teresa’s Order called the (Lay Missionaries of Charity), she is also a pro-life advocate, often called upon to give testimony and speak to youth groups, as well as adult forums. She has published a children’s book entitled “The Children’s Garden” and is currently working on two additional children’s books. She is currently working on the major one focused on her experience in Law Enforcement entitled “Heels and a Badge”. (copyright). Her paintings and sketches, writings, can be viewed on her Pinterest boards (click on the Pinterest ICON below). Her dream is to one-day write a movie for Hallmark. Dreams do come true … See Lynn’s entire collection of thought-provoking Articles by clicking on her byline. Lynn is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.

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