During this time of pressured season,
Stop a moment and use your reason.
Just what is important–stop the rush,
Would Jesus really approve this fuss?
I don’t think so; I know he wouldn’t,
We’ve taken steps that we shouldn’t.
A blessed saint was born this day,
Honor we don’t with madness this way.
Calm yourselves, take deep breaths,
Put aside these man-made frets.
If you choose to pay tribute,
Follow his lead with a contribute.
Outlandish gifts that put you in debt,
Would leave this wise man bathed in sweat!
Opulence, gluttony, overdoing,
Sends us on our way to undoing.
Don’t bow to the pressure, use your brain,
This day of respect has lost its aim.
Reflect on the man, not the glamour,
Give up the madness and all the clamor!
Join us at Open Link Night 23 at dVerse Poets with a poem of your choice: http://dversepoets.com/2011/12/20/open-link-night-week-23/
Also adding this to Write2Day–Presents versus Presence: http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/write2day-presents-versus-presence/#comments