A Christmas Wordle

reblogged from 25.12.11 – a little early, in the hope that we can make a difference.

The Wordle words were unmistakably about Christmas: heartdecree, afraidheardmangershepherds, tidingspondered,joy, angelpeace, haste

It was decreed somewhere
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,
postmen, workmen,
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.

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8 Responses to A Christmas Wordle

  1. cecilia says:

    I know it darling, at least you and i are not in a frenzy of shopping!! c


  2. Somedays I feel the world is in an awful mess. The farther along we go the further behind we get. And then comes Christmas which throws so many into a frenzy of spending and so many others into a frenzy of longing and discouragement. Where does it end?


  3. Eha says:

    Look right! Look left! Smile and think what little thing you may do to make just one other person’s Yuletide a little more content – c’est tout!! No big deal!! But both will benefit . . .


  4. Viv, well Wordled. The whole idea of Christmas being a day of peace has gone the way of Sundays… there is no Sabbath for anyone, anymore, at least in the US, where they had the nerve to force store employees to leave family festivities on Thanksgiving night to open BEFORE “Black Friday.” Is nothing sacred?

    Salvation Army does get in front of stores and all here, but they are also a church – the only church that is allowed to do that kind of fundraising, no matter what other churches are helping the poor… Still, they are to be commended for reminding us to do our part. Stay warm, you and Jock. A cup of hot chocolate to you both, Amy


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