A Christmas Message

A Christmas Message

A Poem by Mark

What it is, and what it should be...


                                    A Christmas Message

                                         By Mark Stitz



With jingle bells and credit cards,

To the shopping malls we go,

We charge and charge without regard,

Dashing through the snow,

While a humble little Manger Boy,

We seldom speak his name,

If and when we do, do we remember why he came?



Now, we put up our Christmas trees,

Feeling oh, so, bright,

Cook a great big dinner,

And feast this very night,

On Christmas plums and puddings,

And tasty Christmas meat,

But do we stop and think of those,

Who have no food to eat?



So, Christmas time is not about,

How much we deck the halls,

With all our presents, and our lights,

And shiny Christmas balls,

It’s just about a message,

We were given way back when,

The Christmas Child’s Message,

Peace On Earth, Good Will To Men…

© 2018 Mark

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Lovely message and sentiment here Mark. Sadly the true meaning of Christmas has long gone. Now it is just a money spinner. Nicely penned.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks much Chris. Merry Christmas!
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Same to you Mark.
A nice little reality check
Dave B

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

When I'm not swimming in metaphor, fantasy, or delusion, I do try and keep it real. Thanks very much.. read more
i do love Christmas Trees....but too many lights in general, too many decorations and too much money has made Christmas lose so much of its meaning...

i long for the simpler days...
and I really like and agree with this poem...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

I long for those days, as well. Thanks much Jacob.
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For us non religious folk it is an excuse to over indulge and shower our loved ones with gifts, these expressing our gratitude for them sharing their lives with us.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Well since you're non religious, I guess the point would be you don't need a holiday you don't belie.. read more
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lol,christmas has been out of control for years,,loved the message

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Yes it has. Thanks for reading! Be well!

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Added on December 4, 2018
Last Updated on December 4, 2018



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