On a regular day, there was a man
Who looked like he belonged.
People greeted him and gave a friendly hand
They did this all day long
He stared at all the friendly eyes
The children everywhere
The shopping centers and Public Parks
With children gathered near
The malls were packed with shoppers
Who were going despite rain and snow
Some with smiles and some laughing
Why they didn't know
Yes they rested here too
Or they hurried on their way
But today there was no fighting
The people spry and gay
The music from some carolers
Was projected loud and clear
Of Silent Nights and Three Wise Men
And a funny-nosed reindeer
He heard the people talk about
The good times on the way
Of parties, fun and food galore
And gifts exchanged that day
"I like these things that are going on,"
The man was heard to say
"There seems to be joy to the world ,
And celebration on the way.
This time of year always makes me smile
With children full of dreams
When parents fill there hearts with joy
And teach them of baby me.
And would you tell me who this is
All dressed in red and white?
I would really like to thank him
For helping spread my light?"
The answer came in disbelief
"I can't believe my ears!
Why thatís old Joe from the local bar
Today he's laying off the beer.
That man Joe pretends to be in red and white
Is Saint Nicolas, oh so sly
The children love his memory
And he still holds that twinkle in his eye
Children sit up on his lap
Some older ones laugh and younger tend to cry
But he treats them all real special
And gives a merry reply
The children learn of our friend Nick
While they are still extremely young
The times that he was in this world
He has always brought them fun
The stranger held his head up in joy
Despite a nail-pierced hand
A reminder of a price well paid
For the deeds of the mortal man
A woman approached and pulled his coat
Then realized and gasped
She thanked him now for helping her live
Throughout her shaky past.
He thanks the woman for her kind remarks,
And lets her to the day,
she thanks him for The celebration
and the ability to have in it any favorite way
A rainbow crossed his the moonlit sky
His voice was loud, and clear
"After all these years, they know their gift"
He gave this day to you, Enjoy it with great cheer.