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The trees, the holly
the pine scent and folly?
What’s this season all about? Is it joy?
the sales, gifts or newest toy?
What is this anger all about?
causing folks to curse, stress, shout
When one excludes the name of names,
you say their different causing shame?
What is our culture all about,
religious people scream, shout?
Sane people all are going mad,
this event should make us glad!
When did our fellow man decide
other people should go, run, hide?
We have forgot, left meaning there
we threaten, fight, hate, don’t share!
How is it we have come
so far from the little drummers drum?
To offer peace on earth, good will
t’ward men, we fight, scold, and kill!
How did we get so far away
from where that precious baby lay?
Where the magi once brought their gifts
from the point where angelic voices lifts?
From lowly sheperds humble pleas
to see the king of kings once please
To give them hope and lo once more
tell all people shore to shore!
We now have hope, love, grace,
among us in a dark and lonely place!
Love came upon the earth that day
sad it now seems so very far away
But we can reclaim, get it back!
Our Lord was put upon that rack
to save us from ourselves you see
to walk the shores of Galilee
He knew someday we would try to kill
the loving-kindness only he instills
he walked intently up the hill
to show his love for us is still.
In a dark and lonely place
He gave to us his saving grace!
So when we tread shopping malls,
we get mad at traffic stalls
Remember why we All are here
'twas him who gave us lasting cheer
Don’t try to force his love you see
He shares that gift with you and me
Think about the manger and the hay
think about this holy day
and why he was born in Bethlehem
and why he is coming back again!