By Mary Francis "Busy Bee" Barnes
A Christmas tree, ablaze with light
stood with each bulb a shining bright.
Said one small light, no one will care
and so it ceased its shining there.
Some other light then did the same,
and o'er the tree a dimness came.
All because one little light
had dimmed and gone quite out of sight.
You see, it thought "no one will care
if I contribute not my share
of shining light - I am so small,
I am not seen nor missed at all.
The world is like this Christmas tree,
with lights like you and lights like me.
Each has a little space to fill
with courage, peace, and good will.