Monthly Archives: December, 2008
KEEP CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA
By Sue Charles
Yes, it’s Christmas in America! Excitement fills the air!
But Christmas Trees and Manger Scenes cause tension everywhere.
The Atheists build signs of hate and post them in plain view,
And cause a stir of stress and fear – but this is nothing new.
They use the Christmas season – meant for peace on earth, good will,
And turn it upside down with all their hate and threats, but still
The people keep on singing, as shopping they will go,
Tuning out each hostile voice meant to make the crushing blow
The hate-filled voices of the few don’t mean we all must bow
To their ridiculous demands that say all good must go.
We must not melt in fear and shame when the godless few
Stomp their feet in tantrums, as if they were only Two.
Throughout the ages many tried to crush Christmas altogether,
But the remnant of truth will always keep God’s work forever.
So, celebrate what’s right and true; and kindness, hope and joy
That’s meant for hearts of young and old, for every girl and boy.
This nation is a light of hope, a beacon far and near.
We must stand tall, and sing, and pray and even shed a tear
For those who seek to destroy us all, our freedoms and our land.
And everyone who sees our flag and covers heart with hand.
We pray a blessing on our people, nation and our land
And keep our hope in God above to watch over as we stand
In courage and in strength, committing ourselves to good
And lend a hand to those less blest, as every person should.
So, when the hateful few shout out their message dark and drear,
Just keep in mind that Christmas is a special time of year
To celebrate the Christ child’s birth, to spread the good word too
That all can have that joy and peace with spiritual renew.
So, sing the carols, tie the bows and light the Christmas tree,
Say “Merry Christmas” in the mall, the neighborhood, and street.
Keep Christmas in America, hear Choirs far and wide,
Proclaim the season’s hope and peace, and joy of Christmas tide.
~ Sue Charles © Copyright 12-08-08
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