The Spirit Of Christmas

The festive season is nearly here
Let us take some time to remember
as it’s easy to forget these days
the meaning of twenty-fifth of December

It’s not about how much food we can eat
or how many gifts we receive
Instead we should look inside ourselves
to think about others and all we believe

Do we believe in a world full of hope
or one concerned only with greed?
For so many people in our world
it’s shelter and fresh water they need

Others need love and people who care
or to know they are not alone
So look around you, take some time
to spare a thought for those on their own

Christmas should be about giving and love,
spending time with family and friends
If there are those we’ve hurt this year
now is the time to all make amends

So don’t just think about food and wine
or gluttony, greed and wealth
For the true spirit of Christmas time
is to give a little of yourself

~ Karen Bailey, December 2009

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3 Responses to “The Spirit Of Christmas”

  1. Jo Says:

    Wow! Very well written such a simple message and one we always forget…Christmas is so hard on some people and is not just about the presents….very beautiful thought provoking poem… thanks

  2. poeticsurvivant Says:

    Thanks Jo! I hope you’re all well and that you have a really lovely Christmas! xx :-)

  3. Rebecca L C de Baca Says:

    I was on Twitter tonight and was looking at your account and came to this site with your poems. This on eis great. You have such a way with words.

    1957Mom

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