This poem starts out with John Lennon's question decades ago. From that point I mix our thoughts and lines with what I think for Christmas and what should be done to return to the true values of the first Christmas.

Angels We Have Heard On High

 

'So this is Christmas…

And what have you've done?'

Does anyone recall

The song Lennon had sung?

'For the rich and the poor ones

For the black and the white'

For the humble disabled

Warm or cold on this night.

I would extend it to the Earth

Our pets and the Sun

To the wind-beaten Postman

To the long rivers that run

To the innocent child

And the elderly Soul

To the Givers of Love

And the Hands that fold

'A very Merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year'

No matter the weather

Try to be of good cheer

Each of us encounters

A box of burdens to bear

And only through Peace

Can we vanquish the Fear

'Another year over

A new one begun'

The Messenger is near

She calls every one.

 

   Ciera S. Louise c. Dec. 03, 2005