Friday, December 16, 2005

A gift from David

I love comments, and I posted this poem because it came from a friend and it speaks volumes. This poem, in my opinion, speaks to those who would want to "un-Christ" Christmas, and I am surely not expressing exclusion of other religions by posting this poem. I am a Christian, a GAY christian, (AAAAHHH) christians run for the hills, there's a queer in the church, Mabel. I don't live in the U.S. any longer, Thank God in Heaven! And I study religion in University. This Christmas for me will be spent with family and my husband and celebrating fellowship with my friends here and in the "sphere" everyone is welcome to share and to partake, and if someone wants to share a tradition - then be my guest. It is in our differences that we will find our commonality. Merry HO HO !! Thank you David for sharing this poem, I hope that by publishing it here, I did not offend you.

T'was The Night Before Christmas Not a Sign of Baby Jesus

T'was 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 from a tap.
As hour upon hour
the presents they'd wrap

When what from the TV
did they suddenly hear?
'Cept an ad.. which told
of a big sale at Sears.

So away to the mall
they all 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!

Hope your holiday season is filled with CHRIST!


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