Thursday, December 9, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Once upon a time, a long time ago
A special child was born to become our Hero
Wise men drawn to His side by a shining star
The people gathered to celebrate at the weekly bazaar

Tiny was this figure who would one day change the world
His saga would take thirty three years to completely unfurl
His dominion we know was not of this Earth
He came solely to provide humanity, spiritual rebirth

His life began with Herod’s decree of a first son slaughter
This was a time that father thanked God for his baby daughter
A mule and camouflage did stay such a tragedy
His story none the less would end on the mount of a bloody Calvary

A young carpenter by trade like His father
To Mother Mary perhaps a pest but never a bother
Mysterious was to be the life of this majestic Son
Humanity lay in waiting to understand the essence of that special Some-One

Two millennia later and we are still confused
With Santa Claus and Rudolph we find ourselves much more bemused
Let us rejoice with Frosty the Snowman and the Grinch who stole Christmas
How did the message of Jesus become the antithesis?

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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