The Gripes That Stole Christmas

The Gripes That Stole Christmas  
By Bojenn Bonnie Jennings  *
A work in progress
Christmas 2012

imageThe Gripes That Stole Christmas

Shouted all through our land

All people were silent

Including the Caroling band

The stockings were hung

By chimneys with care

In hopes their gripes would silently scare

Demanding their wicked Christmas dares

And I in rebellion

With eggnog in tub

Settled not in ~ no not very snug

Growling at their fake “HAPPY HOLIDAY” hugs

While shopping at the mall mulling and frumping

And watching others snarling and melancholy

Noticed the void of godly spirit filled voices

Singing of the historical birth of a savior.

Being born in a stable so lowly and humble

Offering us hope when misguided

Then, suddenly from the crowd I heard…

…what? Someone singing?

Yes!… ?.. No… oh…(only to sigh)

Only teenagers rapping …

Then, disturbed at this plight,

That tv media stole man’s beacon light.

All for the sake of our “human rights.”

Then a child from out of nowhere came

Tugged on my garment smiling my name

“Though our hearts break with too many changes

He hasn’t gone. No, he’s simply preparing.”

Then she called called out his names;

Boldly declaring:

Now Yeshua

Now Jehovah

Now Jesus

Now God

Onward believers

To love this world!

Now call them

And tell them about my love

And promise I’m soon coming

And I will not deny

Now, don’t you be shy

Then the little child hugged me

And disappeared from my sight

But the twinkle she left beaming from her eyes

And a joy over took me

As then I smiled

And shouted MERRY CHRISTMAS!

And saluted good night.

BoJenn 2012

The gripes that stole Christmas,
Shouted all through our land
All people were silent
Including the Caroling band

The stockings were hung
By chimneys with care
In hopes of the gripes would, SHUT UP!
With their wicked Christmas dares

And I in rebellion
With eggnog in tub
Settled not in ~ no not very snug
Growling at their fake “HAPPY HOLIDAY” hugs

While shopping at the mall mulling and frumping
And watching others snarling and melancholy
Noticed the void of godly spirit filled voices
Singing of the historical birth of a savior.

Being born in a stable so lowly and humble
Offering us hope when misguided
Then, suddenly from the crowd I heard…
…what? Someone singing?

Yes!… ?.. No… oh…(only to sigh)
Only teenagers rapping …
Then, disturbed at this plight,
That tv media stole man’s beacon light.
All for the sake of “human rights.”

Then a child from out of nowhere came
Tugged on my garment smiling my name
“Though our hearts break with too many changes
He hasn’t gone. No, he’s simply preparing.”

Then she called called out his names;
Boldly declaring:
Now Yeshua
Now Jehova
Now Jesus
Now God

Onward believers
To love this world!
Now call them
And tell them about my love

And promise I’m soon coming
And I will not deny
For expect I will see you
Now, don’t you be shy

Then the little child hugged me
And disappeared from my sight
But the twinkle she left beaming from her eyes
And a joy over took me
As then I smiled
And shouted MERRY CHRISTMAS!
And saluted good night.

BoJenn 2012

The gripes that stole Christmas,
Shouted all through our land
All people were silent
Including the Caroling band

The stockings were hung
By chimneys with care
In hopes of the gripes would, SHUT UP!
With their wicked Christmas dares

And I in rebellion
With eggnog in tub
Settled not in ~ no not very snug
Growling at their fake “HAPPY HOLIDAY” hugs

While shopping at the mall mulling and frumping
And watching others snarling and melancholy
Noticed the void of godly spirit filled voices
Singing of the historical birth of a savior.

Being born in a stable so lowly and humble
Offering us hope when misguided
Then, suddenly from the crowd I heard…
…what? Someone singing?

Yes!… ?.. No… oh…(only to sigh)
Only teenagers rapping …
Then, disturbed at this plight,
That tv media stole man’s beacon light.
All for the sake of “human rights.”

Then a child from out of nowhere came
Tugged on my garment smiling my name
“Though our hearts break with too many changes
He hasn’t gone. No, he’s simply preparing.”

Then she called called out his names;
Boldly declaring:
Now Yeshua
Now Jehova
Now Jesus
Now God

Onward believers
To love this world!
Now call them
And tell them about my love

And promise I’m soon coming
And I will not deny
For expect I will see you
Now, don’t you be shy

Then the little child hugged me
And disappeared from my sight
But the twinkle she left beaming from her eyes
And a joy over took me
As then I smiled
And shouted MERRY CHRISTMAS!
And saluted good night.

BoJenn 2012

Original version

The gripes that stole Christmas
Shouted all through our land
All people were silent
Including the band

The stockings were hung
By chimneys with care
In hopes of the gripes would, SHUT UP!
With their wicked Christmas dares

And I in rebellion
With eggnog in the tub
Settled not in snug
For their fake “HAPPY HOLIDAY” hugs

While shopping at the mall mulling and frumping
And watching others seeming melancholy
Noticed the void of spirit filled voices
Singing of the historical birth of our savior.

Being born in a stable so lowly and humble
Offering us hope that’s often misguided
Then, suddenly from the crowd I heard…
Someone singing?

Yes!… ?.. No… ?
Oh…(sigh)
Only teenagers rapping …
Then, feeling I; disturbed

Then a child from out of nowhere came
Tugged on my garment smiling my name
“Though our hearts break with too many changes
He hasn’t gone. No, he’s simply preparing.”

Then she called called out his names;
Boldly declaring:
Now Yeshua
Now Jehova
Now Jesus
Now God

Onward believers
To the top of the world!
Now call them
And tell them about my love

And promise I’m soon coming
And don’t deny
For soon I will see you
Now, don’t you cry

Then the little child hugged me
And disappeared from my sight
But the twinkle she left beaming from her eyes
And a joy over took me
As then I smiled
And shouted MERRY CHRISTMAS!
And saluted good night.

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@copyright 2013 Bonnie Jennings

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