Black Poetry : Commercializing Jesus' Birth

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  1. Randee

    Randee Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Every song on the radio
    every advertisement on tv
    constantly reminding me
    santa, not Jesus, is near
    have no fear
    out of the dolla.28 she got left in her pocket
    your momma somehow find a way to buy you that overpriced rocket
    When I ask what Christmans means to them
    no answer begins with "Jesus was born unto us on this day"
    instead, I hear how Jane and Mary need every new toy in order to play
    and it seems no one goes to church anymore to pray
    suprised at Thanksgiving when eating began and no one said grace
    what are the holidays coming to when religion no longer holds a place
    and the kids that never had it . . . are we surprised
    that in and out the shadows of life they hide
    when no one has told them about the stable and mary with her virgin baby
    this time of the year has started to drive me crazy.
    It starts before Halloween
    and ends the night before New Year's Eve
    This year a broke *** fake santa was at a gas station in October
    he was handing out cigarette coupons, not frankensense and meir
    And we ask to believe in the majic this time of the year?
    Commericalizing Jesus' birth, my biggest fear.
     
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    Nice flow

    yes they have mad Santa a star
    having children think if their good he will come
    but what they fail to realivze is that Jesus is coming fast
    and to forget he is the reason for the season
    and not mention his name
    not teach the children the history in the songs they sing
    but let them think that lights candy and trees
    are why we gather in laughter over some egg nog and hot tea
    we need to teach our children the true meaning of Christmas
     
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    tru indeed...
    cat's be coming like
    "it's the most wonderful time of da year"
    when dats some bullshucks
    it's messed up for a lot of people...
    don't pick a certain time of the year to be nice
    BE FRICK'N NICE ALL THE TIME...

    tyte scribe my sista...i felt those
    one love
    khasm
     
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    Christmas...

    Bah! Humbug!!!

    I feel U with this. Parents tell their kids not 2 lie & they tell the biggest ones.
    Make U believe in Satan, I mean Santa.
    They spend all their hard earned script 2 buy their kids things & give the credit 2 a fat, white, redneck.

    Very nice piece, indeed.
     
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    how i feel u here so tru
    tyte scribe let it flow on
     
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    Research the real history

    Randee, You hit the money-nail right on the head, yes it is all about money. Besides if people took the time to research his birth it was not in the winter time and Jesus called for the remembrance of his death, the last supper. Yes, that override the law Mose gave to the Jews. As to the commercial aspect has nothing to do with life except spend your money to keep the system moving, that all it is design for so watch out!
     
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    :thanks: for the responses

    You are right Candi, Jesus is the reason
    to celebrate this most holy season
    while I try to establish joy through Handel's Messiah
    all they want to hear is the newest ish by Mariah.
    And, the schools they enforce this madness
    sending home stories of others sadness
    support the troops, the kids, the poor, the homeless
    yet, 363 other days out of the year, everyone miss
    the disadvantaged they drive by in their caravans
    no one bothers assisting then the man
    seems unless its holidays, its out of hand
     
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    so true i must agree
    well felt and heard
     
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    word em up! this is so very very true. all the christmas ish goes up Nov. 1, and the deluge doesn't stop. it's all about the $$. I am so tired of it. thanks, Randee, for a great piece.
     
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    indeed so very true i likes this scribe...
    flow on...:angel1:
     
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