Monday, December 11, 2006

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a "Holiday."
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holidays!

Note to all:

Thanks for thinking I "Might" have written this
but I really got it from "flip flop Mamma".
She shared it with me.....


Melli said...

Indeed! MERRRRRRRRRY CHRISTmas! Did you get my email?

Ma said...

That is super awesome!! Things like that really do happen. I've seen people fight in the store for an item they want. That's why I stay away from the stores on green Fridays. My daughter is a supervisor at Toys are us in Hawai'i and she's had to break up fights and throw people out of the store.

Did you write that poem? It really is good!

Mrs. Darling said...

great poem and sadly oh so true!

Norma said...

What a great poem. Helps us remember to be in the reason.

I hope you'll stop by and visit my Monday Memory.

Anonymous said...

Very good poem (even if you didn't write it). Happy Tuesday.

btw...I can't see what's in your sidebars...the background hides them.

YellowRose said...

That was great! Thanks for sharing!!

Hsave a great week!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I got this in an email and was going to post it on my blog! I think I still will, since we have different readers.

Kimmy said...

Amen! Shout it, shout it, shout it... Merry CHRISTmas!

Great poem... thanks for sharing. I'm sending this to my friends and family.