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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Home for Christmas (11/20/08)

TITLE: The Boot
By Deborah Ann Belka
11/25/08


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There is no home for Christmas
In this crazy world today

For they’ve taken away its root
By giving Christ the boot

We can say, “Happy Holidays”
And not offend – even one

But, don’t you dare mention God
Or the birth of His virgin Son

It’s just another observation
A day off work – with pay

And now what we call, “Black Friday”
Can start as early as May

At the malls and shopping centers
There are, “Good Wishes for the Season”

But, utter, “Merry Christmas”
And they’ll say it’s an act of treason

Offensive now to many
Are the colors of red and green

And a Christmas tree is distasteful
Because they think that, it’s obscene

They’ve taken away the true meaning
As they offer us their pagan greetings

And saying the name of, “Jesus”
Leaves the ACLU lawyers seething

They’ve silenced the “Little Drummer Boy”
On the stages of all our schools

And now our children must celebrate
By obeying the Supreme Court rules

There are no songs of His birth
Sung by the carolers that stroll about

As it's now considered insulting
To those who want to leave Christ out

They’ve replaced the Nativity scenes
Where Christ once laid His head

And now snowmen fill up the spaces
With eyes of coal – by their hearts of lead

The joy once in the season
Is now a battle for what is right

And I only hope that those who believe
Will not give up the fight

For Christmas has a home
And it lives within my heart

And I welcome you to join me
To do our Godly part.

Let’s take Christmas back
And set this crazy world straight

For Christmas is God’s day
And they can’t take that away!


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Yvonne Blake 11/30/08
A Poem! Your rhyme is great, but the rhythm is rough in spots. I am also saddened at the way our country is quickly losing the true meaning of Christmas.