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Jesus' Birthday

I think about my life and what I've become.
Why don't I have a wife and why I'm still on the run.
I think if I'd done better, things would be easy for me.
Life just can't be this hard. Why are my goals so hard to see?
How do I become a movie star? How do I live in fame?
Maybe if I was famous, my life wouldn't seem lame.
Scrounging up some change for some milk at the store.
Lawn furniture in the living room, my room's bare without a door.
Christmas time is coming, I can't afford to buy gifts.
Blankets all around me as the cold weather shifts.
No ride to the store, just my own two feet.
I hear laughing all around me with every person I meet.
The only way to survive or to get things for me,
is to take without permission or hope for your sympathy...
This isn't my life,but I know this to be true.
We need to be kinder to those around, a lot less fortunate then you.
Jesus says, as much as you've done to one of these, you've done unto me.
Remember that, when others need your help, and you pretend not to see.
Christmas is coming, but you need to think of it this way.
It's not just a day of candy and gifts, it's Jesus' birthday.
Remember what all he did for us, and how he payed the ultimate price.
Maybe the next time you come across these people, you'll remember to be nice.
Jesus Christ, for you, I'll try harder each day.
It's the way I can give you a present on your wonderful birthday!!!

Copyright © Travis Flasnick

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  1. Date: 12/14/2009 11:38:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful. I agree with each and every line. Thank you for your kind comment on my poem and thank you for sharing this reminder with all of us here at the Soup. Smiles from Lolita and a very Merry Christmas to you.

  1. Date: 12/11/2009 8:19:00 PM
    Wonderful poem Travis...Love it...Marty

  1. Date: 12/11/2009 12:46:00 PM
    Very interesting poetry you have posted today Travis. I enjoyed reading it. Wishing you the best always in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 2:19:00 PM
    Very beautiful poem, Travis! I wish more people will read this and be inspired! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Peace and love, Audrey