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Tis the gift to be simple tis the gift to be free
Why is Yuletide such a buying spree?
Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be
Why does this Holiday demand a dead tree?

And when we find ourselves in the place just right
Why is the season rife with financial blight?
Twill be the valley of love and delight
Why at Christmas do so many families fight?

When true simplicity is gained
Why at New Year are we completely unconstrained?
To bow we shan’t be ashamed
Why do we end up emotionally drained?

To turn, turn will be our delight
Why during Winter solstice do we lose our sight?
Till by turning we come round right
Why is that our works leave us so little light?


------
Stephanie Millican


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The following comments are for "Simple Gifts"
by EchoMarm

too true for christmas yule
This is a really good write. I enjoyed reading it.

( Posted by: Risible86 [Member] On: December 2, 2008 )

Food for Thought
That's real food for thought. Christmas has become very much caught-up in the pagan aspect of its celebration such that many people lose sight of its real meaning. I enjoyed this poem.

-ArsPoet2789ica

( Posted by: ArsPoet2789ica [Member] On: December 2, 2008 )

Simple Gifts
Thanks for any feedback. I just checked lit.org and noticed that I hadn't updated my email since moving to California. The idea for this poem came from a song our choir was preparing called Simple Gifts which I used in every odd numbered line to write a cryptic albeit cynical response. Stephanie Millican

( Posted by: EchoMarm [Member] On: December 8, 2008 )





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