Wastelands of White (Christmas Ghost III)

Wastelands of White
(Christmas Ghost III)

Long time gone
And world’s away
We embraced the Stars
In the beauty and light
Of ages passed
And memories of gold
And watched a world
Transformed by good

But the road grew dark
Though a thousand nights
And wandered far
From the stories once told
Tales full of wonder
Alive with the truth
Now hard to remember
Like so many faces
lost in the crowd
Traditions in fragments
Shrouded by fog
Pieces of stained glass
Lying upon the ground

This is the ghost
Come in from the storm
White as the snow
From which it was made
Looking for something
That has become lost
Amidst frozen horizons
And wastelands of white
Where once there was warmth
And wealth of Spirit
When the heavenly realms
Drew near our homes

Waiting in silence
For the joy to begin
To again hear Angels
Sing upon the wind
And the extraordinary color
Of myriads of lights
Peace and forgiveness
Good Will towards all
At this time of all Times
To rekindle the fires
Upon the hearth
In this season of seasons
On this holiest of nights




There is a place to which all must come
There its no one there for you
No one to watch and pray
The whole world looks away

I know You were there
Praying alone in the stillness that night
In the garden of despair
Drops of sweat like blood
And sorrowed onto death

Because you were there
You know all that we feel
We are frightened and dismayed
Not always knowing what is real

Save us we cry aloud
lost amid the rocks and trees
This troubled garden is all we see
In desperation we pray
for God’s love to find the way

Then in the perfect way of peace
And in the perfect way of love
The answer is made clear
By God’s only begotten Son
Not our will, but Yours, be done

No longer


No longer seeking judgment
No longer seeking fame
No more looking for satisfaction
Or vying for personal gain
No longer seeking advancement or longing to be in command
Not waiting for winds of fortune to smile on the best laid plans

All life is simply waiting
for hope in place of need
For peace instead of suffering
Gratitude in place of greed
For someone to be of service
And to speak the words that heal
Giving away each day by day
as if each day were free
No longer seeking the comfort that others so desperately need
but sharing the time that’s left in our lives
to see the world redeemed