Black Poetry : Thinking of Christmas

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  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Last night on my t.v.screen
    I saw the face of a little boy~
    raggedy clothes, scrufffy hair
    thin, with a sad look on his little face

    someones voice was asking me
    to leave a xmas present
    under the xmas tree
    at a selected store
    so that one child
    would receive a gift
    this christmas

    the voice reminded me
    that the child wouldn't know
    who I was
    and would never thank me
    but they would know
    the joy of giving
    this christmas

    as I sat there
    in the darkened room
    surrounded by my little fantasy world
    of beautiful coloured xmas tree lights
    and fairy lights which crawl across
    the walls of my home
    with all my brightly wrapped presents
    with pretty paper and bright bows
    covered in sparkly tinsel
    sitting under my xmas tree~
    I felt ashamed

    not for what I had
    but for forgetting
    what others did not have~
    and for not remembering
    the true spirit
    of Christmas

    so this morning
    I arranged for
    three brightly wrapped xmas presents
    to be placed under a tree
    so that somewhere
    on xmas morning
    for just a little while
    three little people
    will be smiling

    and they will remember
    for the tiniest space in time
    what they do have
    not
    what they don't have

    and that will be
    all the thanks I'll need
    (c) nfn 2001
     
  2. poeticdelight

    poeticdelight Member MEMBER

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    to the gift of giving

    :toast:

    pd
     
  3. Danilyn

    Danilyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for reminding us the real meaning of Christmas,which is definitely not the commercialized crap it's chalked up to be. :kiss:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    YES THIS WARMS MY HEART

    I TOO HAVE GIVEN GIFTS TO DA NEEDED ONES
    THE CHILDREN OF HOPE
    AND MADE SMILES .......YES GIVEN IS THE KEY
    OF HOPE FOR THE UNFORTUNATE
    GIVE
    GIVE
    AND
    GIVE
    IN RETURN U WILL FEEL WITHIN
    THE WARMTH OF SMILES IN YA :heart:
     
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