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The Reason for the Season

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The Reason for the Season

When did Christ get pushed aside
for a fat man and reindeer on a midnight ride?

I'm sure if Jesus had his way
he'd change his birthday to a different day.

Competition's too tough on Christmas day
when it's all about Santa and what's on his sleigh.

There's no room to park at the mall.
Is this why Christ died for us all?

So we could buy bigger, better toys
to fill our hearts with Christmas joys.

Do the little ones even know the reason
for this Christmas holiday season?

Santa's recognized by everyone 
but do we even remember the son?

Do they even know the story
of the manger, wise men and God's glory?

Santa Claus is all the rage
and Christ's day he does upstage.

So have yourself some Christmas cheer
'cause it just gets worse year after year.

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  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:28:00 AM
    Christmas was chosen in December because it is based on the old Roman pagan holiday known as the Saturnalia. You have described everything well here as usual, Francine.

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 8:58:00 PM
    coming back to this cute poem to say thanks for my contest placement! I really enjoyed that contest theme.

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 11:24:00 PM
    You've said it best Francine! Mankind knows how to manipulate things to suit his need/greed. Well written!

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 2:15:00 PM
    thought provoking indeed, Francine, expressed in a very witty way

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 6:48:00 PM
    Merry Christmas, Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 6:08:00 AM
    An awakening thought to what the real meaning of Christmas should be. Thank for this one. Merry Christmas!

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:10:00 AM
    great poem to show how we are overtaken by materialism on Xmas. I sure enjoy seeing you come up with poems like this one, Francine.

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 5:43:00 AM
    Wow, this is terrific...I have been thinking this for the last few days while watching the craziness called "holiday shopping.. Your rhymes are great. Soup mail. BG

  1. Date: 12/17/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Great truth! Well written! Merry Christmas, chuck