Walking along the snow covered avenue,
George had a time remembering things the way they were.
So much had come to change around Bedford Falls!
The whole episode seemed a lifetime ago in another dimension.
The magic of that night had faded since the intrigue
of Old Man Potter’s deception was put to rest.
It was a shame the town folk chose to pummel
the infirm codger, sending him to his own potter’s field.
Clarence used to answer the bell every time,
but since getting his wings, things were different.
Now Bailey knew he was truly on his own.
No longer the center of attention, George Bailey
had learned the hard way that life was indeed wonderful,
and he was more than OK with it.
We all pay a price for the lives we lead,
and love stains deeply if we only let it!
© JPW 2013