Is This Christmas?

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    Is This Christmas?

    Is this Christmas – the season of peace and joy?

    A manger most palatial readies,

    While a slaughter house readies for cows and lamb.

     

    Is this Christmas – the season of warmth and comfort?

    Tall tree glitters next to your hearth,

    While we bunker under a tree around mountains distant.

     

     

    Is this Christmas - the season of love and mercy?

    Cards and mails of heart-rending ideals do the round,

    While we barely breathe and make ends meet.

     

    Is this Christmas - the season of giving and thanksgiving?

    Your worn out socks stick out glittering gifts,

    While of ours stick out cold working feet and hands.

     

    Isn’t it Christmas - a season for you and me?

    You’re sharing all you’ve got,

    While we’re looking at what’ve found.

     

    Yes, this is Christmas – a season for all.

    Everyone has something to thank for,

    While the earth rejoice in lofty ideals of the season.   

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    FranzJ commented on Is This Christmas?

    03-10-2010

    I too think Christmas has lost it's meaning. Try my Christmas Commerlisiam

    abraham

    03/10/2010

    Thanks, Franz for the read. And I'll be glad to read yours on the same theme.

    WordSlinger commented on Is This Christmas?

    12-21-2009

    I liked you up in the forum, Merry Christmas, ty WS & Maddi http://www.originalpoetry.com/forum/view/topic/topic_id/2785

    To have great poets there must be great audiences too.

    Walt Whitman, American Poet (1819-1892)

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