A few days ago, Tom send me this American version...which I send to you:
'Twas two months before Christmas
When all through the land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
Why 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 cheques, cash and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CD's 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 nowhere to be found.
At K-Mart, Staples and Lowes, at 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 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 (or Timmy’s) listen to me...
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS,
not Happy Holiday!
Please, all Christians join together and
wish everyone you meet, greet
Christ is The Reason for the CHRIST-mas Season!
Remember, that we Christians are to represent what Peace looks like!
Merle Baird-Kerr...written November 23,2014
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