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Christmas Cheer

Christmas day, two thousand and ten,
what happened to peace and goodwill.
Nothing has changed since the day it began
when Herod tried hard to get rid of the man.

A lifetime of fighting to rid man of sin
and spreading God’s word, though it never sunk in.
To finally die, nailed up high on a cross
to prove to the world, those with power are the boss.

We celebrate Christmas to show that we care
for the goodwill of mankind that we’ll never share.
For two thousand years has been ravaged with war
there’s no living in peace, too much to fight for.

But Christmas, I’m sure, is just part of the game
to give light relief from a world full of pain.
So wish Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
but know that forever we’ll all live in fear.

Ivor G Davies


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The following comments are for "Christmas Cheer"
by ivordavies

All About Eve!!!!
Wow Ivor...the end is depressing but sadly too true!

I wonder where we would all be if Eve hadn't eaten that apple and defied the Lord...war might never have been invented...we would all be livning in paradise with nothing to worry or go to war about!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: December 24, 2010 )

Original Sin
Bea,

So you are admiting that all the worlds problems were caused by a woman?

Why is it christmas makes you look deeper into the mankinds ways? Remeber this one i posted a couple of years back:

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Christmas Joy

Away in a toy store as Christmas draws nigh,
the mountains of money reach up to the sky,
the customers hurry their presents to buy
none notice the star shining high in the Sky.

This star once looked over a wondrous scene
where a baby was born to fulfil mankind’s dream
of peace on our earth and goodwill to all men,
but 200 years have passed by us since then.

So what has transpired since our God sent his son
did this make a difference in all we have done?
Has peace and good will been the nature of earth
what purpose fulfilled by our saviour’s birth?

A man in a red suit delights all our kids
to bring us goodwill ‘Merry Christmas’ he bids.
There’s more that believe that our Santa is real
than believe in the story of Jesus I feel.

So who spreads goodwill on this day every year,
who is it that helps our life’s pains disappear.
We all need to believe in this magical day
but 2000 odd years seems too far away.

The colour of red can bring cheer to your soul,
a warm friendly voice, our problems console.
A gift from a stranger, no matter how small
is a message that goodwill can be shared with all.

Away in a toy store as Christmas draws nigh,
the mountains of money reach up to the sky,
but maybe it’s worth all the pennies we spend
to share our thanksgiving with a special friend.

Santa or Jesus, whichever your way
are the spirits that help us enjoy Christmas day.
No matter it seems that this choice is so huge
there’s more joy with them, than if you worshiped Scrooge!

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Just who do we worship.....

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: December 24, 2010 )

relief from a world full of pain.
that's what poetry offers too. i like this one. it's christmas eve and i was reading it. thanks for posting it and merry christmas.

( Posted by: johnjohndoe [Member] On: December 24, 2010 )

Ivor's "Cheer"
Indeed..good read.

Dogma leads to conflict.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: December 26, 2010 )





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