Wednesday, December 7, 2005

A Christmas Poem

 Christmas Poem

 "Twas the night before Christmas
 and all through the town
 Not a sign of Baby Jesus
 was anywhere to be found.

 The people were all busy
 with Christmas time chores
 Like decorating and baking,
 and shopping in stores.

 No one sang "Away in a manger,
 no crib for a bed".
 Instead they sang of Santa
 dressed- up in bright red.

 Mama watched Martha Stewart,
 Papa drank beer from a tap.
 As hour upon hour
 the presents they'd wrap.

 When what's from the T.V.
 did they suddenly hear?
 "Cept an ad.. which told
 of a big sale at Sears.

 So away to the mall
 they flew like a flash...
 buying things on credit...
 and others with cash!

 And, as they made their way home
 From their trip to the mall,
 Did they think about Jesus?
 Oh, no... not at all.

 Their lives were so busy
 with their Christmas time things
 No time to remember
 Christ Jesus, the King.

 There were presents to wrap
 and cookies to bake.
 How could they stop and remember
 who died for their sake?

 To pray to the Savior..
 they had no time to stop.
 Because they needed more time
 to "Shop til they dropped!"

 On Wal-Mart! On K-Mart!
 On Target! On Penney's!
 On Hallmark! On Zales!
 A quick lunch at Denny's

 From the big stores downtown
 to the stores at the mall
 They would dash away, dash away
 and visit them all!

 And up on the roof,
 there arose such a clatter
 As grandpa hung icicle lights
 Up on his brand new step ladder

 He hung lights that would flash.
 He hung lights that would twirl.
 Yet, he never once prayed to Jesus...
 Light of the World.

 Christ's eyes... how they twinkle!
 Christ's Spirit... how merry!
 Christ's love... how enormous!
 All our burdens... he'll carry!

 So instead of being busy,
 overworked and uptight
 Let's put Christ back in
 Christmas and enjoy
 some good nights!

 Merry Christmas, To All!

 May God Bless and keep You all, and give you Peace.


aljes12 said...

Every year we ask the girls what Christmas is for...they say to celebrate Jesus' birthday. We always talk about it. They need to know, what the true meaning is. I believe it is a time to reconize Jesus' birth and a time to be with those who you love, your family, a time for caring and sharing....That is what I tell MY girls. I LOVE this poem, thanks for sharing it.

- Jessica

lv2trnscrb said...

Amen to this!! Let's keep Christ in Christmas and put Him back in.

thanks Barbara!


stansgirl2004 said...

That was beautiful
And you are right we should remember jesus
Hugs, Marina

cyndygee said...

Yes, it's time to take the XXX out of CHRIST ~ MAS.  When did Xmas become acceptable!?!  This is a birthday party and HE IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.

God bless!

mtrib2 said...

How true the poem is.   It shows the commercial side of Xmas.    mark

fasttrack58 said...

Too funny
Linda :)