What is Christmas?
The day I want to point out
And what I am here to report
Is what itís all about and that on this day,
weíve all come up short!
Yeah, we get gifts, but they cost money
Take extra shifts
And whatís funny
Is we work more to give less
Just more stressÖ.letís confess!
Is it really giving when weíre out getting?
Is it really giving when weíre only spending?
Unless itís coming from the heart
Your pocket is a bad place to start!
Why is there only one day some choose to give and receive
When there is 364 more to show we love and believe
In a world that gives out of heart and not greed
And I know this isnít everyone, but admit that supporting it effects anyone
That sees you go along with a holiday thatís wrong
How do you influence the world
Without setting the right example
How do we turn them to Christ
Without being a light and emitting a sample?
Christ wasnít even born today!
It started as a pagan holiday!
So why do we all proclaim this is His birthday?
Yes itís a tradition
But itís been commercialized!
So why do we support its mission
If this is something weíve realized?
I love it though because I see
My family likes to give more than receive;
Something God sees and is pleased!
I insist you resist
The urge to splurge
The want to want
The entire desire to require: a gift in return
To neglect to discern
What this poem brings to light and the lesson to be learned
Isaac Conarroe††††††† © 2014