Get Your Premium Membership

Christmas is Real

When we consider the losses and grief, if we arrived at the manger. Then Christmas is real... If one nation is relieved by another, even if we bury our dead. If we arrive at the manger then Christmas is real. If in prayers, we bond with the hurting world on a global basis. Erases the fears and arrives at the manger. Then Christmas is real. Christmas is real when each of mankind reaches out with love to another. The reflection of his eyes will show from the manger. God Bless all the troops serving this Christmas. " 350th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment AR RAMADI, Iraq - "I'll be home for Christmas" are the final words I said to my mother as I made my final call to her last spring while I was on my way to Iraq. We agreed never to say "goodbye." I stated a similar claim to my wife. "Goodbye" has a finalization connotation. "I'll be home" is a statement of confidence. Five unexpected extensions later and we're still here. It's Christmas in the desert for us. Military bases during the holidays are loathsome.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2007

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.