Tuesday, December 19, 2017


Idle thoughts amidst the holiday rush,
Posted to Poets United
Poetry Pantry
December 19, 2017

Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to take heed
Grabbing our charge cards to buy what we don’t need
We’ll spend and we’ll spend and we won’t come back
Until we’ve done honor to the Friday we call black
Like salmon to spawn and lemmings to sea
We’re properly programmed for this spending spree
Our minds have been clouded, “Get the bargains!”, they shout
And, sadly, we’ve forgotten what it’s really all about
Gifts under the tree, we decorate and arrange
Soon it’ll be time for the post-Christmas exchange
How could three wise men create such a stir
By their simple gifts of frankincense and myrrh
Let us remember the reason they came
The babe in the manger, Jesus his name
Let us hear once again the message  from above
To treat our fellow man with kindness and love
Let peace reign on earth, just as He planned
As the spirit of Christmas falls over the land.

1 comment:

  1. May the true spirit of Christmas fall over the land. Beautifully ďone, Bev.