Merry Christmas and Thank you

Merry Christmas and Thank you

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Merry Christmas

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                             Merry Christmas

  A man came to my door. He looked safe. He requested food for the people in  need. I gave him some can goods and I offered some money. He turn down the money and he smiled and he told me a short story.
"Years ago I went house to house looking for kindness.
After 20 houses.
I was rejected 20 times.
I turned and a mother and a daughter brought food and coffee to me.
On the cold street of a Michigan Winter.
I learn.
Still kind people are left.
The little girl asked me because of my long brown hair and kind eyes.
Was I Jesus testing the hearts of people?
I told her.
We shall never know when Jesus will test the heart of man.
He kissed the little girl forehead and held the young mother's hand.
He told her. You blessed me kindness and concern dear beautiful lady.
You made me believe. Love and kindness is still alive".

He left me alone deep with my thoughts.

"Love didn't kill my heart. Love made me know laughter and joy.
I remember dear Grandparent small house filled with love and safety.
I remember dear Grandfather telling me. Lead with kindness and concern. The world is hard enough on the people we love. I remember dear Grandmother telling me. Lead with sugar and honey. Anger doesn't fix anything.

Today Grandchildren are coming over. I babysit two days weekly. The boys showed me. Love and kindness create a lifetime of happiness. We are what we leave behind. I do my best to teach my grandchildren. Be kind, help each other and don't hold hate.

Merry Christmas my friends. Do some good deeds this Christmas.
Jesus is watching us.
We will never know if the person we turned away.
Was our chance to show Jesus.
Love, concern and kindness is alive and well.

A gift of a smile, a gift of a hello.
A gift of some money if you can.
Can save a day, could save a life.
Have fun and be safe my friends.
I appreciate every one of you.

                       John Castellenas/Coyote




 

© 2017 Coyote Poetry



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Merry Christmas to a gentleman with a heart and a giver to others... you are loved by your family and appreciated for you encouraging writers on here as well... a very sweet kind religious poem you write very well and your love for your grandparents is wonderful... i love my memories of mine... they were wise, wrinkled and wonderful.... ENJOY

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Thank you Marilyn for reading and the kind words. I do appreciate. I like the Native American quote... read more
marilyn 1225

4 Months Ago

yes they are!



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A great story Coyote. Have a merry Christmas. :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


heartwarming story---thank you for what you write, Coyote...

and Merry Christmas to you...

j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob. I hope you and family have a joyous holiday.
A message we should all take to heart my friend.
Thanks for reminding us the importance of kindness.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Concern and kindness. Needed in our world. Thank you for reading and the kind words.
mighty fine story telling John! the words and lessons stab my heart a bit...we can never do too much for others .. especially appreciate the culture of grandparents wisdom and how its thread is tied down through the ages from one to another .. those strong Native American traditions ..and i also appreciate your closing verse...one never knows what a smile and warm hello will do for another ..Merry Christmas to you too my friend ..and to all your family ..God bless
E.
ps and yes..it is the life Jesus led and the words He gave us that fire up the true light of living for us. :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

I agree. Jesus would be disappointed in us. We allow our world to fall apart and be separated. Thank.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

thanks John..same to you.. can't get much safer than the front porch ... but then again... its a dif.. read more

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A Poet and writer who love to read and write. My pleasure is reading about the bad and good in a life. Also to honor the Poets/Writers of the past by reading their words. Remembe.. more..

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