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A Christmas Poem: Merry Christmas Peace on Earth

Updated on December 3, 2018
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A Christmas Poem: Merry Christmas Peace on Earth


The silent night split by laughter,

Christians shaking hands with each other.

Children sleeping, tiny hearts all aflutter,

Dreaming of slay bells, Rudolf, and Santa


Spirits stir by the joyous hymn,

Sweet voices hail the newborn King.

He is the light that never grows dim,

We celebrate in adoration of him.


Bitterness and anger are all forgotten,

Goodwill prevails, no child is misbegotten

Like children, we are new and chaste,

Love touches the heart with each embrace.


Today we strive to forget our differences,

The bells of Christmas sound the advances,

Old enemies unite, breaking down fences,

Crossing barriers and lowering defences.


The power of love transcends all other,

Strong as steel, and tender like a flower;

The light that shines into the darkest corners,

Can lift the hearts of a million mourners.


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    • tobusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Kim, it is a pleasure to see you, I had noticed that you were not around much recently. I've also cut down on the time I spend online. Mostly due to the increasing pressure at work, I do try to keep up, but I miss quite a lot of what's happening on HP. I certainly missed you and hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for reading this poem, take care now, and my best to you for 2014.

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      ocfireflies 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Jo,

      Please accept belated Christmas wishes. Your poem and hub in general are beautiful and capture the essence of the season. Have missed you and hope you have missed me. While not able to return to HP on a regular basis, hoping that will change soon.

      Many Blessings,

      Kim

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Devika, yes, Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for coming together, it would be nice if all the good feelings could continue throughout the year. Best wishes for 2014.

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      Devika Primić 

      7 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A Christmas Poem: Merry Christmas Peace on Earth is a well presented hub with such lovely photos. A time of year that brings everyone together.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Jamie, we had a very nice but quiet Christmas this year. It's a wonderful time when the kids are still young but time flies by so quickly, treasure those moments my friend.

      I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      7 years ago from Reno NV

      Jo, the kids are still playing with all the toys. Thank you for your Christmas poem, I hope that you and your family had a Christmas to remember. Jamie

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Ruby, so very nice to see you! I hope you had a Very Merry Christmas, such a pity it ends so soon. Thank you for stopping by, I'm glad you liked the poem. You said it very well, let's spread the joy. :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is truly beautiful and so needed throughout the world. A loving heart is precious. May we all remember the happiness of this season and spread the joy. Thank you....

    • tobusiness profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Flourish, we had a quiet but very nice Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful time also. Thank you for stopping by, much appreciated.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      7 years ago from USA

      This is a beautiful message. I hope your holiday was perfect.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Faith, I'm thrilled to know that you enjoyed the poem. Peace on earth sounds so simple, yet so evasive, maybe one day things will change for the better. I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas.

      Take care and my best to you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Frank, I hope you're enjoying this wonderful Christmas holiday. Thank you for stopping by, I'm so glad you liked the poem, take care and my best to you as always.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      fitting and perfect.. love the message you're conveying to up and awesome.. happy holidays to you and your family

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my goodness, dear friend, Jo, this is beyond beautiful and THE perfect poem for Christmas! Your message in your poem is powerful. Up and more and sharing. Merry Christmas and peace on Earth. Maybe when we have true peace in our hearts things will change. Faith Reaper

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Ann, hope you're having a very jolly Christmas! Thank you for taking the time to stop by, much appreciated. Let's hope that one day we will wake up. Take care and my best to you.

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      Ann Carr 

      7 years ago from SW England

      Beautiful poem with beautiful photos! I do so wish the spirit of Christmas lasted beyond the Christmas season. However, if we all do our bit, then maybe, just maybe.....

      Merry Christmas to you & yours! Ann

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Bill, as always you're right, a journey begins with a single step, we will get there one day. Thank you for the Christmas visit, I'm always proud to call you friend. My very best to you and your family.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Theresa, a Merry Christmas to you and yours! We were very fortunate to miss the worst of the bad weather but many were not so lucky. Thanks for stopping by, so glad you enjoyed the poem and the images.

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      Theresa Ast 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Jo, a lovely and encouraging Christmas poem. I am so sorry it is rainy and flooding this year, but the photographs from last Christmas are unbelievable. Merry Christmas. :)

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, all we can do is our part, right? One person at a time and change will happen. Will it be on a grande scale? We keep on hoping and doing what we can do. Love the message, the perfect message for Christmas.

      Merry Christmas special lady!

      blessings always and the love of friendship,

      bill

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Jackie you're so right! I don't know what it will take to give peace a chance, but we've all had enough of war. Happy Christmas to You and thanks for stopping by, always appreciated.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Joelle, I forgot to mention that the snowy images are from last winter, most of the south of England are currently flooding, after some really bad weather. Glad you liked the pics.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      7 years ago from the beautiful south

      I think if we the people stopped and thought about it that peace is all we want and refuse to be pushed by leaders to hate and fight. We do know what they are all about and they really are not the brightest birds in the bush, are they? Merry Christmas Jo.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Jodah, A Very Merry Christmas to you and the family. I'm so glad you liked the poem. Not too much of the Christmas spirit now. :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Wetnose, it would be something, wouldn't it? A Very Merry Christmas to you all.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Joelle, A Happy Christmas to you..maybe one day peace will breakout, while there's life there's hope. Thank you for stopping by, much appreciated.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Hi Nell, I wanted to get this posted before midnight but I'm a little late for the UK, should be in time for the US, but really, just an excuse to open my pressies early. Hope you are having a Very Happy Christmas, one last brandy and I'm off to bed. Thank you for taking a look much appreciated.

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      John Hansen 

      7 years ago from Gondwana Land

      Nice poem Jo, spreading the Christmas spirit.

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      wetnosedogs 

      7 years ago from Alabama

      It would be so nice for the Spirit of this Season to stretch out and just become a habit for all.

      Lovely pictures. Merry Christmas.

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      kidscrafts 

      7 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Beautiful poem, Jo! It's a beautiful dream to hope for peace and I really hope that one day it will be true. I can't even imagine what an anguish it is for a parent to try to raise children in the middle of the war.

      Beautiful pictures! Did you take those pictures? In Ottawa we already got 110 cm of snow since the end of November!

      Merry Christmas to you and your family! Peace on Earth!

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      So true tobusiness, it's a time for all of us to remember why we are here, and to spread the love not hate, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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