Peace on this Christmas Day Poem

Here's a Christmas Card to Everyone from MPM: http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/fwp/myfuncards/Holidays/lg/PeaceAndJoy.jpg
Here's a Christmas Card to Everyone from MPM: http://ak.imgfarm.com/images/fwp/myfuncards/Holidays/lg/PeaceAndJoy.jpg

On this Christmas Day...as the hurriedness of the holiday starts to unwind...

I look high towards the heavens...I see all the stars out that shine.

I find on this new day..."Peace" that I have not had all year...

I look to all the quiet houses nearby..."Peace" has come...it's clear !

The kids are still asleep...and my wife is wrapping one last gift...

But...I am in another place...as my thoughts and spirit drift.

Longing for a time...when folks can all gather at one table...as sister and brother...

Longing for a time...when all mankind...don't fight amongst each other...

Searching in my mind to find continued "Peace" throughout my days here...

Searching for "Peace" to go on and on...not only at this time...each year.

Looking into the night of this day...Christmas Eve has passed...Christmas day has arrived.

Thoughts and Dreams of "Peace"...have found a home...and once inside...have thrived.

Hey...I Even Got Ya' A Gift For Christmas:


The Song Below is My Christmas Gift to You..."Peace To You This Christmas"!


To: The Reader of this here Poem

Fr: Manly Poetry Man


"Song of Peace", Up With People, Cast E 1982, Boston Pops

Oh...of Christmas...Welcome here...Thank you for this blessing...

Oh...of Christmas...Sing for Joy..."A Song of Peace"...I am addressing.

Christmas is special to the little ones...Christmas lives in the heart of a young child...

Where all the World is happy...a picture in each of their minds of "Peace"...is filed.

And in turn each little one...shows us the way...

"Peace" is not hard to imagine...Look how it arrived here...on this very day.

In the Quiet Stillness of of a Few Happy Homes Around...I peer outside my home through the glass...

Glad to see this day has come...Smiling of what it brings...Hoping it will be slow to pass.

On this Christmas Day...I know that for today...my heart can rest in wonderful joy...

Thinking back of what this day has done for me...Looking past...just being a child opening a toy.

Seeing well beyond the rooftops of each families home...across my neighborhood...

Seeing that Wonderful "Peace" has reigned down...Soaking each house...with nothing but good.

I'm Thankful for a World that harkens to the door of a new Christmas day...and Welcomes it in...

For the "Peace" that all could find...Brought to us with the "Joy" that visits us once again.

This pic is for my wife...she loves this kind of thing...Merry Christmas, Darling !
This pic is for my wife...she loves this kind of thing...Merry Christmas, Darling !

May the Joy of this Holiday...Fill your Mind with renewed Hope and Vigor...

I raise my glass to you, my friend...Egg Nog...with a touch of liquor...!

"Peace"...Is my wish for you...and when that runs out...I wish you even more...

You want some "Peace"...I'll have it shipped right out to you...and sent to your front door !

It is not really too hard to obtain...Look All Around...There Is Plenty Here Tonight...

Oh...for "Peace" to reign down forever and always...A Pretty Good Prayer...I must say...Ya' Know, Right?

Yet, this day will come...as it has...and leave...as it will do...in a very short while...

Know that my heart...Wishes you "Peace" Always...I do so in natural "Manly Poetry Man" style.

So...find your glass....and raise it high...Let's celebrate to "Peace" that has come this year !

1, 2, 3...Let's all join in a Toast: "Here's Peace to you!"...And Shout it for All the World to Hear !

See...That wasn't so hard for us people to do...Really...Maybe we can all come together soon and find...

That True "Peace" was there all Along...Stuck in the Back Corner of each Person's Mind.

Christmas brings the wonders and magic...that we have all come to know...

Like a view of a distant and remote little Village...all covered White with Snow...

Where busy town folk people rush home to warm-up by their fireplace...with a warm glow...

And share Thoughts and Dreams...with each other...As the Mountains and Stars watch them below.

Christmas brings the hope of a child...that us older ones have need of...to be re-taught...

The simple things...and the gifts everyone brings...and all the goodies that folks have brought...

Will all come to mind inside each little one's head...and teach each one things...older ones have soon forgot...

We can all smile in "Joy" as a child does...this Christmas..."Peace" has returned...The "Peace" for which we sought!

Yet, with all I've said...I know in my heart...a Christ child was born on this day...

True "Peace" this child came to Earth to bring to you...It may be hard to believe...in what I say.

For a World of Thoughts and all kinds of folks...think things...One way or the other...It is so very True.

Examine the careful words this Christ child said when he was older...That is all I would ask you to do.

For of all the "Peace" I have...from Singing a "Song of Peace"...and from this Season...

Can't compare to the "Peace" that he has brought to my Liife.....For my "Peace"...He is the Reason.

On this Christmas Day...What I Really Keep Wanting...Most To Say...

Is "Peace" is Where You Find It..."Peace" is the Best Gift for Anyone to Give Away.

Yes..."Peace" Has Come To My House On Christmas...So One Time More I Say "Peace" To You, My Friend...

From My House To Yours...I Want To Wish "Peace" to Everyone...and a very "Merry Christmas To All"...The End.


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Well...Peace, Joy and a "Far-Out" to a "Peacenik"...and a Very Merry Christmas, ralwus, my friend...to you and your family! (And a Happy New Year, also) MPM


ralwus 6 years ago

Peace manly. Merry Christmas to you and yours from a peacenik.


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Why Thank You, Laura...And May You Also Have A Very Merry and Wonderful Christmas! Thank you for the Cogratz on the score, too. My wife and I celebrated it last evening...I'm so happy to see that the Hub meter swung all the way to the 100. Thank you for always supporting my "manly" poetry...and you know I enjoy reading your works as well! Humblest Regards, MPM


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Laura du Toit 6 years ago from South Africa

May you have a magical and wonderful Christmas. Congratulations on your perfect 100 hubber score - You deserve it with your beautiful poetry!


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Thank you, Gus...Appreciate your great comment, my friend...and wishing you a Merry Christmas...to you and all those in your family...Humble Regards to everyone's favorite Hub Pages Redneck, and sure Hope'n that the Next Year Goes well for ya'...and brings ya' an even more good year towards that vintage thing...you mentioned! MPM


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GusTheRedneck 6 years ago from USA

MPM - Your words bring me back to the days of my childhood, and that is something to be looked forward to by someone of my vintage. Thanks. Gus


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Maven101: Many Blessings of Peace and Joy to you and your family this season...as well. Glad you liked this Poem and the "Song of Peace" (from a very good group!) Thank you also...for your great comment...and for the Season's Greetings of Peace and Success...very excellent wish, my friend. Thank you for observing the joy of a child in this poem. This time of year...as seen through a child clarifies much that our world still needs to catch up to...that they see with innocence and abundance...on a day such as Christmas! Seasons Greetings, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! MPM


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s: Thank you for stoppin' in reading my Christmas Blessings of Peace Poem....and Thank you for your nice comment. May this Christmas and the Holidays...bring you endless blessings of Peace and Joy...to you and your Family! Merry Christams and a "Rockin'" New Year...right back to ya'! MPM


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Manly...Thumbs up for your poem of Peace...I am wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a New Year of Peace and success...loved the " Song of Peace " and its significant message...the joy of a child renews our faith and hope that there is indeed a universal Truth to the ultimate goodness of Mankind, and reminds us of what is really important in this life; Our Family...

Thank you for this peaceful and thoughtful Hub...Would that the season of peace were in our hearts all year 'round...Larry


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Beautiful, Manley! Thank you so much, for such a feel good and fuzzy blessing! Wishing you and yours a lovely holiday season, too! Peace and love do seem rain abundantly..

Merry Christmas and a rockin New Year to you!! :)


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Dear judydianne: Thank you for this nice comment on my poetry. May you also have Peace and Joy...and a Very Merry Christmas!


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judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

I have loved your poetry. May you have peace and joy this Christmas season and all year. Thank you for the lovely hubs!


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Dear Naomi R. Cox: Peace and Joy...and a Very Merry Christmas...to you and to your Family. Thank you for your comment!


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Naomi R. Cox 6 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

Wonderful poems and video. Peace and Joy to you and your family, Manly,Merry Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Dear PDH: May you also have the most Wonderful Christmas...and thank you for that very "International" Merry Christmas Greeting, my friend..."Merry Christmas, Ya'll!"...Texan (I'm sure you get plenty of Texas Christmas Greetings...but it's the best "International"...I got!) MPM

Dear tantrum: And A Very Happy Merry Christmas...Right back at'cha !


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

HAPPY CHRISTMAS, MANLY :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi Manly, Peace and may you have the most wonderful Christmas, thnaks for the cooment in my 1ooth hub, and for the chance of being your friend, (maligayang Pasko-- (Merry Xmas) to you and your family)Maita


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Dohn: A Very "Manly" Merry Christmas to You, My Friend...and a Great Holiday Season! Thanks for the Comment.

MPM


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Peace to you too, Manly! Thanks so much for the well-wishing and holiday cheer! Manly-love all around ;)

Dohn

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