Poem Without An End...(Christmas Theme)
This hub came to be as a follow up to "A Story Without An End..." that I published recently. It received such encouraging comments, and in fact my friend Rayne123 came up with the suggestion I write a poem in a similar vein, that people can add to and interact. Just add your verses in comments.
I used Christmas as the theme as that time of year is approaching fast.
So here it is! I look forward to seeing where this goes.
The True Christmas
by John Hansen
The Christmas tree is all aglow,
There's tinsel everywhere,
Mistletoe above the door,
And holly in your hair.
Carols are sung by young and old,
The church has Midnight Mass.
Presents all are brightly wrapped,
For every lad and lass.
Friends and family gather near,
They come from near and far.
The women bake the meat and vege,
While men drink at the bar.
It seems to be a happy time,
All cares are pushed aside.
But all is not just as it seems,
This is a sad Yuletide.
For those who live their lives alone,
Or habitat the streets,
Christmas is a lonely time,
No presents, cheer, or treats.
It is truly time to be Christ's hands and feet
To those whose bed is asphalt earth with concrete pillow
While others sleep on frozen ground under weeping willow
................................by Faith Reaper
Nor will they have a loved ones arms
To carefully enfold them
To make their day, to wish them well
Within this Christmas gem
They sleep on benches, cry at night
They cuddle to and fro
They watch the children laugh and play
Making Angels in the snow
But we can change their stricken lives,
And help them on their way
With love and warmth to guide them through
On this our Christmas Day!
..............................by Nell Rose
Then along came some special friends
To bring them much delight
They brought them to a promise land
Their hearts they will enlight
So, spread some goodwill yah’all
Light some candles for the destitute
Pray that peace maybe brought
And sufferings diminished!
As we sleep in our beds with our family all around,
Sometimes we forget those who may sleep on the ground.
So give whatever you can spare and share, my dear,
At Christmas time as well as all through the year.
So gather in your baskets gifts
To share with some of those who are alone
Please don't forget my brothers tonight,
Let the tender hand of love
warm them in Christmas light.
..................by wayne barrett
A sharing poem brings Christmas forth
To lend its glow to tree and hearth,
To remind us each of what is meant
By "Good Will, Peace on Earth"!
A poem by annart
This wonderful contribution was an entire poem in itself, so I have posted it separately.
This Christmas is the first time
my grandchildren understand
the reason for festivities,
for decorations grand.
Their eyes show wonder and delight,
they smile and question 'When
is Christmas Day, has it arrived?
Excitement builds and then
They visit Santa, leave him food
around the fireplace grate
and wake up in the morning
to find an empty plate.
Not only that, what is there here
around the Christmas tree?
Presents for all, for Mum & Dad
for sister - and for meee!!!
But above all, they love to give,
share out the parcels bright.
They know it's lovely to receive
but giving's their delight.
You have to open everything,
quick, quick, come on grandma!
I'll help you, look that's what you've got
from me, a painted jar!
I'll cherish that for evermore,
much more than other things,
because it comes from their true hearts
and love is what it brings.
Remember then all those alone--
Be grateful for what you have.
Keep an angel close to you
By sharing Christ's full love.
by Marie Flint
Christmas On The Streets
Due to the ever increasing new contributions to this challenge, I have had to finish off the original poem 'The True Christmas" and begin a new poem. Here it is, and all new verses will be added to it.
A cold chill
A snowy night
A ragged blanket
tucked up close and tight
A cold bench
A stone floor
A cardboard box
tucked inside the shop door
Homeless person quietly begs
by leni sands
So this Christmas season begins with you so look inside your heart
The opportunity is there for you to give someone a start
At life that is full of abundant joy and hope that never ends
So reach out now and bless someone by making them your friends.
Please write any additional verses below in "comments" and I will edit into the poem progressively. Also if anyone has a link for a charity in their area, put the url in comments and I will add it in the "Links" capsule.
Please Help The Homeless
The Salvation Army in Australia (NSW, ACT, Qld): contacts, help, donations, volunteering, stores, school projects, job opportunities, church, spirituality, prayer.
- Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity - choose your location
Shelter believes everyone should have a home. More than one million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, helplines and national network of services.
- United Kingdom and Ireland Territory - Home
The Salvation Army, United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland Territory.
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