As Christmas time approaches on its annual cycle
the usual publicity hype of presents you can buy
cash in large amounts spent by those with no funds
influenced by firms to fill up their children’s sacks
with items they must have no matter what the cost
racking up debts for a day’s fun the joy soon lost!
Increasing each year the clever advertising to draw
families into parting with hard and unearned cash
greed of companies as the profit is all their concern
as most live beyond their dreams in a harsh society
it’s a normal trend to crave what we cannot afford
the misery for them to follow is simply ignored!
Gone for many a simple system to guide their lives
not necessary to have a particular religion to follow
but an attitude of peace and respect for mankind
the planet too is our only home that upon we dwell
being one people who should think of unity and care
upwards at the star at Christmas the joy to share!
Christmas is almost upon us another year has gone
no matter if you believe in a religion or special birth
this can be a time for a peaceful reflection on war
the appalling senseless killings those to left injured
families bereaved the horrific scars within the mind
that the victims of terror and conflict find!
Christmas is simple when enemies can remember
that they are all the same of human origin
just for a short time respect the meaning of life
cease the carnage embrace the emotions of glee
stand in silent prayer with no gun or knife in hand
looking out at the destroyed lives and land!
May I wish you all true spiritual peace at Christmas!
The Foureyed Poet.