The True Debt of Christmas

The True debt of Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas, I rushed out in haste

My shopping unfinished, full speed was my pace.

I left bright and early, with High hopes and great schemes;

Of surprising my wife and fulfilling her dreams.


I stuffed my rear pocket, then check book in hand

I rushed to the mall, this day would be grand.

The parking lot filled, not a bare space in sight

My nerves started twitching, at the chaos and tripe.


A space finally opened, I slipped in, in a flash

Then, bound through the doors, to dispose of some cash.

The mall was all crowded, the patrons seemed rude

This was supposed to be joyous, why all the bad moods?


I saw a man pushing, a young girl went down

Nobody saw her fall to the ground

I reached out to help her, so no harm could befell

But her arm had been broken and started to swell


She cried out in pain, so I loosened my grip

What’s wrong with these people? I asked with a quip

Can’t some one here help us, don’t you see she is hurt

The responses I got were boisterous and curt


Don’t get me involved, I wasn't anywhere near,”

I heard one say passing, on her face shown a tear

I pushed back the crowd, "Please give us some room"

This poor girl needs help, and she needs it soon


The mall Santa came over, shaking his head

What gets into people, care they not where they tread

The candor it’s taken I'd hoped not be seen.

Has every one lost what this season all means?


Then He on one side and I on the other

We carefully carried her back to her mother.

The medic’s came quickly to tend to her arm

A season of joy for her became harm.


I sat there thinking, what's the importance of all this

When eternity passes in a sea of abyss.

Our Savior came freely, with no large expectations

For the wages of sin his life was forsaken


His father to offer him up as a lamb

for these self centered people this carnage called man

I found what I came for and left ill contented

The emptiness tugging, my heart now incented


I tried hard to rid myself of these feelings

And regain the image of joy for the season

But when Christmas comes and we all gather round

I will remember my savor and the gift I have found.


As I lay down to rest, beside my dear wife

My mind I tried clear of this one day's strife

In my heart I wished and for everyone prayed

That true peace and its joy will all come their way


And on Christmas morning, as my family draws near

We'll Remember the reason the season is here

God sent his son, so we all might live

What better gift could anyone give


When the gifts are all opened, the songs are all sung

When the food has been eaten and you all shared the fun

Give thanks to the savior and his sacrifice made

For the true debt of Christmas has already been paid ©


SA. Lawrence

the true debt of christmas

Category: Poetry

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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Don't forget your copyright but this poem I agree should be in a Hallmark card. It is excellent! :)


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

to both of you, thanks for your generous support, I will ask my publicist to handel that for me...


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

Great Poem! While I did one on a lighter side, This one is a great tribute to the real meaning of the day and what he would want for us. God Bless! Good Work.


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thanks for taking the time to read it, and I am glad you enjoyed it. May you and you family be equally blessed in all your undertakings.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Very nice reading I could visualize the whole poem so vividly


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

thanks for your kind comments God Bless and happy new year


vic_flutters_by 6 years ago

What a lovely poem and really gets mind to thinking..I love it..A great way to bring in the New Year...2010 here we come..


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must65gt 6 years ago Author

Thanks Vic, I am glad you enjoyed it and may God bless you richly in the new year.


toppy 6 years ago

Simply wonderful !


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

What a wonderful Christmas - any time - message. Merry!


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must65gt 4 years ago Author

Thanks so much for reading Kathy, and your kind comment. I am happy you enjoyed it.GOd bless and a mery Christmass to you.


vic_flutters_by 4 years ago

Again this year I read your lovely poem..It is timeless..


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homesteadbound 3 years ago from Texas

It appears you wrote this to years ago,

But it seems to apply

Our Savior who gave it all

His time again drawth nigh.


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must65gt 3 years ago Author

Thanks very much for reading homesteadbound, Yes I wrote this a couple of years back but it seems to apply more and more as the years pass. It 's great when a friend takes time from their busy day to stop and read something I've written. May God bless you and your family.


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Pamela Kinnaird W 3 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Very enjoyable to read and very important reminder for all.


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must65gt 3 years ago Author

Thanks Pamela for taking time to stop by. May the true meaning of Christmass bring joy and pece to you and your family.


Luz Lope 11 months ago

Very nice, expressing true meaning of Christmas which others often neglected. Hope this will remind readers of Christmas true story and reason, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ


Rubina M. Cajigal 11 months ago

Thanks for reminding, the hustle and bustle of the season seemed to have diverted the true meaning of Christmas to materialism. My family celebrate s Jesus resurrection more than Christmas, since we're born again Christians. I taught my children to give more emphasis to thanksgiving than celebration. If we need to buy gifts we do this before the rush for convenience. This is a very nice poetry that should be read by all Christians.


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must65gt 11 months ago Author

Thank you both for stopping b to read. I am glad you found it enjoyable and that the meaning behind evident, God Bless

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