A Christmas Question/Old Technology

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A Christmas Question

What have we done with Christmas?

It doesn’t seem the same

Now fewer sing the carols

Or mention Jesus’ name.

And though we think of giving,

Does getting matter more?

I far prefer the Christmas

We used to have before:

 

A Christmas that was simple

With family, food and fun:

A time for feeling thankful

That God had sent his Son.

A Christmas that was joyful

And love was at the core.

I far prefer the Christmas

We used to have before.

 

Not Christmas just for rich folk

And those with cash to spare.

It need not be expensive

To show someone you care.

The faith and hope of Christmas

Are free to rich or poor.

I far prefer the Christmas

We used to have before.

 

Yes, I am getting older:

My hair now turned quite grey.

I cannot count my wrinkles,

Or hear all people say,

But seeing stressed-out shoppers,

Rush round from store to store,

I far prefer the Christmas

We used to have before.

 

For Christmas has a history

I fear we may forget:

Events once clothed in mystery,

Which fascinate me yet.

The Gospels which describe them

Were written to ensure

We grasp the point of Christmas

As once we did before.

– Monty Edwards

 

Old Technology

The wise men they travelled so terribly far;

With their camels and gifts,

They followed a star.

And how did they know just where they should go?

That the Christ child was born; who told them so?

‘Twas a Hark! From an angel!

An angel from high.

Not a tweet from the internet

While using Wi-Fi!

 

By Louise McCarthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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