reblogged from 25.12.11 – a little early, in the hope that we can make a difference.
The Wordle words were unmistakably about Christmas: heart, decree, afraid, heard, manger, shepherds, tidings, pondered,joy, angel, peace, haste
that people should be joyful everywhere
on one day at least each year.
I’m very much afraid
it doesn’t always work like that.
Peace is hard to come by
when you’re poor and homeless.
Even a humble manger
is hard to come by nowadays.
Sally Army angels do their best
to make a difference,
All heart, they work tirelessly,
beat the drum and sing their tidings,
bid the people come and help.
The appeal is heard by shepherds,
people rich and not so rich
who ponder the problem,
give what they can, do what they’re able,
so those without anything
can have a little joy and peace
for that one day at least each year.