A Christmas Poem
What is the meaning of Christmas?
Is it holy wars and infidels?
Rampant consumer shopping swells?
Pagan rites incorporated?
Helpless children annihilated?
With vigilance and bended knee
I rebuke this world of apostrophe
Corruption’s rot runs through its veins
Greed knows no bounds and feels no shame
But to harm one child, to God, is no game.
Once heavens doors were opened wide
As the Angels proclaimed to shepherds “Good Tidings”
A child was born, to change men’s hearts
To make a new path, to make a new start
But upon deaf ears did his words impart.
And all the changes that he envisioned
Have suffered through their millionth revision
To make them, simple, easy, quick
Till none of his true meaning sticks
And the world can go on being evil, sick.
The joy the Angels had proclaimed
Has been drowned in the blood spilled in his name
The Truth for which he lived and died
Was quietly, deliberately cast aside
Such Truth the ‘status quo’ won’t abide.
And for that reason he was slain
Yet every drop of Truth remains
Within a sacred chalice pure
The end of time it shall endure
On Judgment Day their fate is sure.
Who sent His Son that first Christmas morn
To prepare a way to be ‘reborn’
By His Truth, His Blood and Resurrection
We might know life’s true direction
A path that leads to God’s perfection.
So Give your Heart unto our Lord
Let ‘plowshares’ now be made from swords
Let “Peace on Earth, good will toward men”
Become the cause we shall defend
And finally, the killing end.
For by compassion we shall see
The hope and joy of being free
The end of wars, in brotherhood
To share life’s bounty as we should
If the meaning of Christmas was understood.
“For God’s so loved the world”
“That he gave his only son…”
So that “Whosoever believeth in him…”
“Even should he die, yet shall he live,”
And have life eternal, forevermore.
The meaning of the mystery of the miracle of man
Is found in a manger, for those who understand.
Thomas Welborn 12-20-05
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