Red, Gold and Green

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Christmas, poetry

My mother placed the artifacts

Like those I’ve never seen

Upon our shinny Christmas tree

So red so gold so green

Criss-crossed the trimmings

Round and round

And let the boxes hang

Then tuned the pretty yellow lights

Till they lit up and sang

I watched in wonder, filled with awe

And clapped my hands in glee

This pleasant and delightful thing

Was such a sight to see

My childish curiosity

Had made me very keen

To ask the question bothering me

Why red, why gold, why green?

Red pools of blood seeped to the ground

When death came to the brink

Red was the color of the wine

He made his own to drink

My sins were scarlet crimson red

He washed them white as snow

Redeemed, forgiven, reconciled

Red makes the world to know.

The king of kings came down to earth

Was given a gift of gold

To symbolize his royalty

A destiny foretold

Gold never changes, never fades

Will last forevermore

A kingdom enriched by souls of men

Will evermore endure

Come in the winter solstice

Some trees are evergreen

Their leaves remain as fresh and new

Just as they’ve always been

Green stands for growth and grace

And all the gifts that we might crave

Green shows the everlasting life

He came that we might have

So quietly I stood beside

The gently twinkling tree

Still pondering the awesome truth

The colors proved to be

As mother placed the artifacts

So red so gold so green

So long ago that Christmas day

Like those I’d never seen.


  1. new life bible fellowship says:

    Thought provoking & spiritually touching! The poem is indeed soul lifiting as it keeps one’s faith in the King of kings & Lord of lords alive! Jesus is Lord!

  2. kemi alade says:

    This is very sweet, we need to understand the true meaning of christmas. It is the birth of a great sacrifice. Nice one

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