Peaceful Christmas

24 Dec

“I do like Christmas on the whole…. In its clumsy way,
it does approach Peace and Goodwill.  But it is clumsier every year.”  ~E.M. Forster

Peaceful Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!
I hope it’s filled with joy
But warriors are realistic
And know some annoy

Many waited until now
To get their shopping done
Recall my rhyme on consequences
It won’t be much fun

You’ve chosen to put it off ‘till
The very last minute
No complaining or frustrations
Or throwing a fit

Breath real deep as you brave all
The madness at the mall
Accept the situation that
You create when you stall

Many will have family
Come by for Christmas feast
And if you never have parties
Your stress will be increased

Recognize you’ll fall to level
Of your training now
Of course you cannot handle it
When they all come for chow

You cannot have a get-together
Only once a year
And expect all day to feel
Peaceful, joyous and cheer

Everything won’t go exactly
As you’ve planned today
Let it go and just allow
Things to flow as they may

Keep in mind the reason for
All of our celebrations
For presents and for all your guests
Let go your expectations

It isn’t about you at all
This day’s for something more
This day’s your opportunity
To show that you adore

All your friends and family
And others on the Earth
This is how the warrior
Honors the Savior’s birth

A symbol of pure selflessness
An icon of pure love
Embodiment of acceptance
From the Lord up above

Remember that when something threatens
To disrupt your peace
On your Christmas day, all those
Annoyances release

And don’t forget to keep it up
On 26th as well
Let it be a launching pad
For training to propel

And if you keep it up for an
Entire year, you’ll see
Just how peaceful your next Christmas
Will happen to be

                                         ~Merry Christmas, warriors!

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11 Responses to “Peaceful Christmas”

  1. Nandini December 24, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Beautiful poem.

    Merry Christmas to you too. Have a peaceful and cheerful time. 🙂
    – – Nandini – –

  2. iamnotshe December 24, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    Totally realistic, with some “peace” mixed in. The moral — SHOP NOW or your not going to get any peace … just kidding.

    Thanks for the good advice and prose. melis

  3. poeticjourney December 24, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    beautiful poem, Merry Christmas! God Bless 🙂

  4. Sabina Brave December 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  5. granbee December 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    To seek to be a human embodiment of His pure love from above is a MOST worthy quest you have set us upon, Miro! I now understand the crux of your concerns you have discussed with me in email. Thank you for the peace, I too, gained during those communications. May the Star mark your every step in 2012, most Venerable Warrior!

  6. willofheart December 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

    Merry X’mas to you and to the family Miro…

  7. zendictive December 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    merry christmas to you and yours Miro~

    (~_~) Art~

  8. fourbluehills December 25, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  9. eof737 December 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    I love that banner… and I hear you about the madness at the mall. 😆

  10. iamforchange December 26, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Beautifully said! Happy Holidays!

  11. lscotthoughts January 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    This is beautiful, Miro, and I hope you have a peaceful 2012~ Happy New Year!
    Lauren

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