The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Christmas Downtown

On lamp posts all along the city street,
the little lights of Christmas dance and play.
They are the signs we welcome and we greet,
although they do not lead or show the way.

They do no more than decorate the dark
and offer us some faith when we are cold.
And so, we place them in a line to mark
the smallest spark of life that won’t grow old.

They blink and shine like rainbows in the snow,
reminding us of all we’re dreaming of.
They are a sort of soft electric glow,
illuminating everything we love.

Above we see the brightest star appear.
And in its light, we hold each other near.

About the Writer

Alan M Sugar

Alan shares his poetry in Decatur, Georgia where he currently resides. Now retired from teaching special needs children in the public schools of Atlanta, he works as a writing tutor at Perimeter College of Georgia State University. Alan writes many poems, and you can find some of them in the Atlanta Review, The Jewish Literary Journal, The Lyric, The Ekphrastic Review, The Awakenings Review, RFD and … the Dirigible Balloon.