Christmas is not far away,
decorations are appearing.
Christmas trees are being put up,
it’s an atmosphere that’s endearing.
Having peace at Christmas
is a miracle in itself.
Everyone is busy
making sure there’s food on the shelf.
The stores are full of shoppers
trying to buy what’s on their list,
buying an extra gift or two
in case there is someone they missed.
Christmas cakes are all wrapped up
in cheesecloth soaked in brandy,
Christmas cookies are being baked
(a supply of them is handy!)
Celebrations of many kinds –
breakfasts, lunches, dinners.
Donating food to help the poor
makes all of us the winners.
Christmas concerts being performed
for the audiences delight;
‘O Come all ye Faithful’, ‘Jingle Bells’,
and the beautiful ‘O Holy Night’.
Santa’s are filling stockings
for all the girls and boys.
There are new ideas every year
for all the latest toys.
It’s a busy time for airlines
family visits are in order,
everyone’s got extra bags, and
security’s tight at the border.
I pray for peace this Christmas –
the peace that is meant to be.
Let’s all strive for peace of mind
to keep Canada glorious and free!
PEACE On Remembrance Day and at Christmas - thoughts of peace are on our minds, peace protected by our armed forces and longed for peace of every kind. Are you longing for, as I am, all violence and wars to cease; envisioning a harmonious world where love and joy increase? Are we peaceful in the way we live, avoiding judgment and hurtful chatter? Do we truly believe that love and joy are what make our lives really matter? They are the most important gifts that we can give and receive and the only way we’ll have peace on earth. We need to truly believe. Peace has to start with you and me through love and respect for each other, accepting that we have differing views as we’re unique from one another. I have my beliefs and traditions and they feel right to me. It’s not offensive if your beliefs differ, we can share peace that’s meant to be. Jean Kay Poems by request poetrytoinspire.com