Christmas Reflections – a poem by Des Squire


A time for giving, receiving and sharing
A time for reflection on all that has passed
A time to ponder, maybe just wonder
What might have been and what might have changed?

Reflect now and think – not of yourself
Of those in your life, you love or perhaps hate
Think of the good, forget all the bad
Forget all the hurt others have caused

Look at the good that surrounds you each day
Look for the good in all those you meet
Consider your faults, not those of others
Change places with them and see how you feel?

Tolerate all, God made us equal
Don’t set yourself above all the rest
Look upon all, as brothers and sisters
Love them as such but show them your love

Share what you have with those who have needs
Learn how to give and forget your own greed
Give of yourself if that’s all you have
But give from the heart – hold nothing back

Christmas will come and soon will be gone
Reflection occurs as the year nears its end
Make a decision before this transpires
To make the amends your conscience dictates

Ask for forgiveness from those you have wronged
Show love to all who come into you life
Bear no grudges – carry no hate
Become like the Christ child, innocent, pure

The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of Love
A spirit of giving, receiving and sharing
Let’s all reflect on the meaning now lost
Of what Christmas was and what it’s become

© Des Squire
Christmas 2011
des@amsiandassociates.co.za

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