A Christmas Wish

A Christmas Wish

A Poem by Mark

A bit of a rant, I suppose, on one of my least favorite phenomena of the Yule season



A Christmas Wish


Who took the "Christ" out of Christmas?

And where did it go?

And how long ago?

He sure risked some necks

When he first wrote an "X",

And took the "Christ" clean out of Christmas!


Let's put the "Christ” BACK into Christmas!

Only when this we do

Can we hope to have true

Love and faith for each other--

Treat each man as your brother,

And, perhaps soon, CHRIST will be back…

in Christmas!


mark Teague

c. 1977

© 2010 Mark

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Amen brother! Great write!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I concur. I remember as a little girl always wanting Christmas to be special and always being disappointed. That changed when we started celebrating it differently - when I was married with children and we started worshiping. I'm good with presents and food and festivities but for me - it gelled when I understood what Christ was all about. Well penned

Posted 8 Years Ago

well that looked bad...What I meant to say was I have and never will write Xmas...Oh blast!!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

hear hear.....I never have and never will write Xxxx

Posted 9 Years Ago

Yes, I too yearn for what seems to have passed and gone regarding Christ in Christmas. That's why I love to attend church and sing in the choir, though it's getting harder and harder. I can't drive at night for rehearsals or the vespers services.

Posted 10 Years Ago

There is no Christmas without the word Christ - and that's so, like it or not. But in every sense of the word He would have that time shared with all people who believe that doing unto others as you would have them do unto you is what matters on this earth.

This time of year is up to each individual, it has to be, we can't dictate rules because of this or that but, we can hope that sharing, giving, loving are the greatest gifts exchanged; we can't queue up in a store or pass over credit cards or write cheques for those actions, they're free and should be, could be, can be, must be, freely given .. whatever one's belief, even if it's to study an autumn leaf and call it beautiful, to look up at clouds and see faces smiling .. what matters is what's in the spirit .. His spirit, another Spirit ..

Posted 10 Years Ago

Couldn't agree more. Solid write.

And, while were at it, let's put the Christ back in US as we celebrate this sacred holiday. Give a little more. Ask a little less. Realize that the true gifts are faith, hope and charity; not clothes, bling and technology.

It would be lovely to find that old Christmas again.


Posted 10 Years Ago

To me, spirituality and faith is to be respected in all faces of it...Christmas has become something unrecognised...for those who do believe in its originality :) Saddening now that people would rather have gifts than time with family and so forth..some things never lose their sparkle though...still remains a time of love and for those who are Christians, it shall remain a lovely time of praise and rememberance :)
Beautiful poem love! xoxo

Posted 10 Years Ago

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I'm not that religious at all, however I did like this poem. Generally, when you think of Christmas nowadays, people's first response is usually something about Santa, or the Hallmark-ized fantasy of a date we all know and love, rather the something even faintly resembling a reference to Christ. Well done!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Hey even though I tread the Buddhist path I totally agree with your poem, I love the wisdom and heart of this poem, superb x

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on December 20, 2010
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