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The True Debt of Christmas

Updated on November 24, 2012

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


© copyright Sat Feb 13 03:46:21 UTC 2010 - All Rights Reserved


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    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      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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      Rubina M. Cajigal 

      2 years 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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      Luz Lope 

      2 years 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

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

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

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 

      5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      Very enjoyable to read and very important reminder for all.

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      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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      Cindy Murdoch 

      5 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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      5 years ago

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

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

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

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      Kathleen Cochran 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

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

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      8 years ago

      Simply wonderful !

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

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

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      8 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..

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      thanks for your kind comments God Bless and happy new year

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      8 years ago from Texas, USA

      Very nice reading I could visualize the whole poem so vividly

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      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.

    • Hmrjmr1 profile image


      8 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.

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

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

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      8 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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