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Following Christmas
by larry r linville
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How long does the peaceful message of Christmas act in our lives?

 

 
She went to church on Christmas Eve
to worship the newborn king
then home to open all her gifts
and enjoy her pile of new bling.
 
While she sang some Christmas songs
she went down to the store
to exchange some of her presents
in a place that looked like war.
 
The Prince of Peace of which she sang
was no where to be found
in all of the surroundings
with noises very loud.
 
She shouted at the shoppers
who crowded into line
and she wasn’t like the angels
as she let her anger shine.
 
Peace on earth she had just sung
from the bottom of her heart
but there wasn’t much peace with her
or near her shopping cart.
 
As she drove home to get some rest
another driver cut her off
and she would have shouted angry words
if she hadn’t had to cough.
 
She’ll try again next Christmas
to get the peace on earth to last
instead of watching it vanish
at a speed so very fast.
 


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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Christmas is NOT what it used to be, but what can ya do...maybe we should only have once every 5 or even 10 years...it would be more appreciated that way...ed
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Nor was my Christmas day as peaceful as it could of been either. Disappointed in it in fact. wasn't the same this year.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
The true spirit of Christmas revealed.

Ron
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