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It Soon Will Be Christmas: a poem about Christmas
Posted by lostcerebellum, Dec 11, 2008. 1668 views. ID = 2099

It Soon Will Be Christmas

Posted by lostcerebellum, Dec 11, 2008. 1668 views. ID = 2099
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This was another response to the prompt to write a Christmas poem in anapestic tetrameter, but I didn’t know we were limited to one. I guess I’ll just have to put it here.
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This post is Part 2 of a writing series titled Christmas.

Oh, it soon will be Christmas, our dear Savior’s birth,
And we’ll celebrate wildly throughout all the earth—
Lots of music and parties and reindeer and elves;
In the stores all the merchandise flies off the shelves.
We can drive round the town, taking in all the sights
And then shop at the stores that stay open all night.
Lots of sales, just for “Xmas,” appeal to our greed,
But our minds will perceive it as deep-seated need.
All the children are told to act just as they should,
For there’s someone who knows if they’re naughty or good.
And he’s so omnipresent, omniscient and wise
That there’s no sense to try to pull wool o’er his eyes.
Our rewards are doled out by this one who knows all.
(He’s the red-suited fat guy you see at the mall.)
Yes, it soon will be Christmas on earth everywhere,
But I wonder if Jesus will even be there?


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This post has been awarded 32 stars by 8 readers.
This post is Part 2 of a writing series titled Christmas. The next part of this series can be found here: The Why of Christmas.




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