Archive for December, 2009

my christmas wish

December 23, 2009

it’s snowing on the gold coast
the palms are draped soft white
whispers carried through the breeze
sing carols to the night

from christmas lights and candles
their magic all aglow
a sense of peace, of hope, of love
a joy, begins to grow

it lifts the weight of daily life
it stirs the soul to rise
visions of the best you are
appear before your eyes

reflections of encouragement
you offered to a friend
forgiveness where the circumstance
gave license to offend

the patience and the kindness
revealed in each good deed
the simple act of charity
performed for one in need

the character which moved you
to speak against that wrong
when others, well-intentioned
were silent for too long

the moment your ambition
gave way to something more
a greater sense of purpose
than you had known before

for these, the gifts you’ve given
give birth to those received
as faith and inspiration
in yourself should be achieved

the promise of the new year
my christmas wish for you
begins with recognition
in yourself for all you do.

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waking hungry

December 22, 2009

little and weak
barely a squeak
is heard in his meow

unable to see
but faith has he
fed he will be, somehow.

“elf” (a tale of rejection and obsession)

December 22, 2009

once there was a would-be elf
assured of certain skill
who went to meet with Santa
convinced he’d fit the bill

but close examination
revealed him something less
his heart lacked Christmas spirit
he seemed to self-obsess

and so he was rejected
his dreams then turned awry
“you’ll regret this meeting”
the would-be elf did cry

consumed by all his anger
he spoiled for a fight
went upon the internet
and started his own site

he called it “Save Our Christmas”
its goal: to educate
to tell the world how Santa
spreads nothing more than hate

this message needed crafting
but he could pick and choose
selecting from misfortune
he knew just what to use

the innocent, the children
who never got a toy
the well-deserving parents
who knew no Christmas joy

the roofs destroyed by reindeer
the chimneys cracked in half
the false alarm dispatches
ensued by Santa’s laugh

he wrote about it all
but no one seemed to care
the truth, he then determined
was really quite unfair

to remedy this problem
he stretched the facts a bit
till the tales he wished to tell
within his half-truths fit

he claimed discrimination
upon religious grounds
and said the Constitution
rules Santa out of bounds

a proselytizing process
he thought was under way
but as for all the details
he really couldn’t say

conspiracies and theories
thereafter he’d explain
each so exaggerated
it seemed he’d gone insane

everything was Santa’s fault
Kris Kringle caused it all
the evil rise of Hitler
the ancient Roman fall

and once he even claimed
the reindeer and the sled
were cause for global warming
stating we would soon be dead

finally, he got the wish
he’d first sought all along
yet, it seems, in one respect
his plan has gone quite wrong

true, at last, he is an “elf”
and some say doing well
though he makes his Christmas toys
from in a padded cell