The Thinking Poet

 

Giving

"God so loved the world that he gave ........"

We give at Christmas
because he first gave.
His giving is gracious and simple;
ours tends to serve the commercial principle.

Hushed and with a childlike wonder,
take time to seek and find him in the manger.
Just for a moment be a stranger to the babel,

the razzmatazz
and all that jazz
the world mistakes for Christmas,
and join him with the Magi in the stable.

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Ron Cretchley