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Favorite Christmas Poems
Want to know the best way to get your family into the spirit of the season? Print out copies of these famous CHRISTMAS POEMS and sit around the fireplace together sipping hot chocolate. While the cocoa warms your toes, these moving words will warm your heart. Start a family CHRISTMAS TRADITION today!
BELLEAU WOOD – Garth Brooks (Seven album)
a song on Garth Brooks’ CD Seven, tells the story of a Christmas truce to cease firing during World War I between British and German troops. It began on Christmas Eve 1914 when the German troops put up candles and began singing Silent Night. The British responded by singing carols. The soldiers crossed “No Man’s Land” and exchanged gifts of whiskey, jam, cigars and chocolate. The truce also allowed them proper burial time for their fallen comrades. The truce lasted through Christmas night and the fighting resumed.
Oh, the snowflakes fell in silence Over Belleau Wood that night For a Christmas truce had been declared By both sides of the fight
As we lay there in our trenches The silence broke in two By a German soldier singing A song that we all knew
Though I did not know the language The song was "Silent Night" Then I heard my buddy whisper, "All is calm and all is bright"
Then the fear and doubt surrounded me "Cause I'd die if I was wrong But I stood up in my trench And I began to sing along
Then across the frozen battlefield Anothers voice joined in Until one by one each man became A singer of the hymn
Then I thought that I was dreaming For right there in my sight Stood the German soldier 'Neath the falling flakes of white
And he raised his hand and smiled at me As if he seemed to say Here's hoping we both live To see us find a better way
Then the devil's clock struck midnight And the skies lit up again And the battlefield where heaven stood Was blown to hell again
But for just one fleeting moment The answer seemed so clear Heaven's not beyond the clouds It's just beyond the fear
No, heaven's not beyond the clouds It's for us to find it here