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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Poetry Month: Christmas is Really for the Children

Christmas is Really for the Children
By Steve Turner

Christmas is really

for the children.

Especially for children

who like animals, stables,

stars and babies wrapped

in swaddling clothes.

Then there are wise men,

kings in fine robes,

humble shepherds and a

hint of rich perfume.

Easter is not really

for the children

unless accompanied by

a cream filled egg.

It has whips, blood, nails,

a spear and allegations

of body snatching.

It involves politics, God

and the sins of the world.

It is not good for people

of a nervous disposition.

They would do better to

think on rabbits, chickens

and the first snowdrop

of spring.

Or they'd do better to

wait for a re-run of

Christmas without asking

too many questions about

what Jesus did when he grew up

or whether there's any connection.

3 Comments:

said...

Wow, Justin. I've never read this before. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing.

3:07 PM  
said...

Hi that was a very cool poem. I'm not Christian, but I love the point of view your poem brings.

1:47 PM  
said...

Very good poem. Nice to read about another believer's faith. :)

12:27 PM  

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