A child’s heart fills with so much joy
On Christmas when she gets a new toy
And on Thanksgiving, giggles when prayer is said
She just cannot help it, though face becomes red.
Holidays all are so much fun
Though Christmas remained my favorite one
But through the years, with the passing of time
My thoughts on holidays are not as sublime
I still love the holidays, make no mistake
But now there are memories of loss, and heartbreak
That makes it a different feeling, you see
With mem’ries of those no longer with me
A holiday heart it changes, you know
As time passes on, loved ones come and go
But still, I will smile, and moments will thrill
For the children, and child’s heart inside of me still.