I’ve checked and eX‘d things off my list.
Is that why they say “X” mas instead of “Chris(t)”?
Sometimes the “mas” seems like a mess,
An awful result when we want to bless!
Sometimes the “peace” turns into pieces.
(Our Christmas cheer should not deplete us.)
Celebration, gluttony, booze and food,
Then we all feel fat, like that ol’ Santa dude.
Scrooge comes to visit too many times.
Love can be fleeting, consumerism blind.
Pray there are no family schisms-
About: values, stuff, and television.
Keep your events holy and light,
Like on that first Christmas night.
Oh Holy Night. The stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till he appeared and the soul felt his worth.
Ellen Van Laar
130 Batchawana Bay, P0S-1A0