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Pretend Season
by Delma Luben
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Thoughts at Christmas Time



For tradition,
I miss a work day
to decorate and put
up a tree, pretending
that I always agree
with convention.


For family,
I battle crowds and
airport security, fake
cheery countenance,
feign surprise and
acceptance of the
unsuitable gifts.


For humanity,
I give to the hungry,
do what I can for the
hurting, and pray for
peace...all the while
drowning in a great
flood of memory...


For principles,
I make it through the
season by reminiscing
childhood Christmases,
all brimming with love
and sparkle, and Jesus
-- before pretending.


                                                © Delma Luben

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Reviewed by Leann Marshall 1/4/2009
There's nothing more true than an honest poet. This was precious in its honesty!
Thanks for sharing this, Delma.
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 12/14/2008
Hello Delma,

Incisive. Frills and gifts don't make a Christmas bright, it's what's inside the heart - where Jesus fills His Light.

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 12/13/2008
A good poem,this is excellent,take care

Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 12/12/2008
I'm pretending right along with you my friend.
Blessings and Peace,
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