Question: Is this a little early for Christmas!?
A Thought For Christmas
Why has Christ been left out of Christmas!?
He is quite often left outside the front door!.
Why is He neglected on this special season!?
By the rich, the proud and at times the poor!.
It is not as though He has ever hurt anyone
His sacrifice proved; you might bring to mind!.
So why has Christ been left out of Christmas
Is it because Santa is more loving and kind!?
I seem to remember that every Christmas
Singing of Christ in churches all over town!.
Now He seems to be completely forgotten
This Christ child in a poor swaddling gown!.
What has Christ done to deserve all of this!?
How easily some seem to have forgotten
When kings and shepherds did praise Him,
Christ being sent to this earth as the begotten!.
It is not only the heathen who shun Him
For many professed Christian often do too!.
So who is to blame for having left out Jesus!?
Perhaps it is I!? Or is it perhaps some of you!?
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Any celebration that - denotes a religious connotation - is shunned by the masses - due to the non-God attitude - that prevails!. A very few - have a throat-hold on the masses!. An image of the Christ child is banned - but Santa is okay!. It is not only Christians who will suffer - but also any other religion (i!.e!. Jewish with Hanuka)!. I fear for the moral strength of the populace - who no longer can openly pray - or even say "in God we trust" ?Www@QuestionHome@Com
We all know too much! Before the hoi-poloi learned to read they genuinely believed that Christ was born on 25th December!. Now, folks like me know that the date was stolen from those who celebrated a mid-winter festival!. I have to confess, though, that despite being an atheist I love Christmas service, nativity plays and carols!.!.!.!.and I do hate the present materialism of buying ever more expensive gifts!.
This is a beautifully constructed poem with a gentle rocking rhythm and well-thought out rhymes and a message we could all take to heart!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Beautiful and so true!
My family, when young children at home, put the nativity out without Christ child!.!.!.and each day approaching we would go and look and say, "Nope, no birthday yet!" Christmas morning the children would run to look, then exclaim with glee, "Baby Jesus is in the manger, it's his birthday today!!!"
Bless their hearts, they were always more excited to see that than the gifts under the tree!.
Or commercialism! You make an excellent point!. We have decided not to exchange gifts in our family this year, partly due to the economy, and plan just to enjoy a nice meal together and do family fun things!. I think this will also serve to bring Christ back to Christmas!. Excellent poem!. Thank you!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
I decided years ago to have simple Christmases!.!.!.the rule is gifts are fine, as long as they are personal and homemade, keep the day quiet and reflective!. I have worked most Christmases, it has given me a different perspective!. Well penned, Sir!Www@QuestionHome@Com
Like a lot of things, "The blind get lead by the blind!."
and follow the madding crowd, Until the light bulb goes on!.
We don't see it until we see it!. Happiness is an inside job not outside!.
Kudos to your poem!.
I read Hydos before I read this one, his lead me to read yours!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Excellent tone here!. Theological concepts aside, the overall frenzy of the holiday season, has supplanted the altruistic beauty of Christmas!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Early for Christmas!? Perhaps!?! But is it ever too early for the spirit of Christmas!? I think not!. Be well friend!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
A message to be remembered year-round!.
I love reading your work!.Www@QuestionHome@Com