Christmas

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    A blessed Merry Christmas to all

    Christmas

    The season of Christ’s coming is drawing ever near

    We prepare, as in days past, for this very special time of year            

    We stand ready for the celebration, as is the tradition    

       Church bells chime. Carols are sung. Cards are sent in recognition

    But do we really understand the true meaning of the day?

    Or do we just seek to celebrate the gifts and what they convey?

     

    Christmas is a time of giving not receiving

    It is a time to reflect on the meaning of believing

    To be true to his message means to put others first

    It means sharing your drink when your brother suffers from thirst

                   It means forgiving and sacrificing in his holy name

    It means shedding the cloak of arrogance, self pity and blame

     

    So as we prepare for this most holy day

    Stay true to your faith, do not falter or stray

    It’s Christmas that we celebrate, not just another holiday

    Be firm in your belief; be not afraid to kneel and to pray      

    For those that can grasp the true meaning of Christ’s birth

    Will be forever blessed and find peace on this Earth.

     

    ©Copyright December 14, 2009 Charlie Gragg

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    ApaqRasgirl commented on Christmas

    12-03-2010

    this is such a very sweet Christmas poem dear friend....not only a nice poem for Christmas but an amazing piece of inspiration for us all to remember what Christmas is really celebrating.......wonderful read my friend...........love asha

    Hampton

    12/03/2010

    Thank you very much.

    icu2 commented on Christmas

    01-18-2010

    Beautiful Charles, Just beautiful! Sorry I missed this one.....................but, glad I found it.

    Hampton

    01/18/2010

    Thank you.

    Stryx commented on Christmas

    12-26-2009

    A fine capture of what this day was meant to be for all those who believe.

    Charlie23 commented on Christmas

    12-24-2009

    This poem is amazing! Aside from the fact that it is so perfectly written, the message says it all! Merry Christmas!

    stellar commented on Christmas

    12-23-2009

    So true...and I love the rhyming and your words did encourage me,,,Merry Christmas to you Hamp! ^_^ v

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