A Dreamy Canal Zone Christmas

Valeria Schroeter, Austin, Tx.
From the Canal Record...Dec. 1980

City streets are filled with people,
Store windows are all aglow,
Crisp air is full of snowflakes swirling
With no place for them to go.

A cold wind keeps the trees all bending,
And summer seems so long ago,
Then a church bell starts me to dreaming
Of a Christmas that I used to know.

Where gentle trade winds are blowing,
And warm, white sands instead of snow,
Where sparkling waves reflect the light
Of a sun that's hot and bright.

And you're surrounded by dark, green jungle,
Instead of branches stark and bare,
Then, oh! how I wish,
I wish that I were there.

December 5, 1999

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