A Christmas Ode

Inspired by Philippians 2: 1 — 11

With wallet, cash, and cards endowed

The shoppers fill their carts

A time of love and Christian cheer

Seems far from many hearts

With urge to spend unearned money

Fighting over the latest toys

Starting assaults over something shiny

Some crazed shopper a tazer employs

Far from the thoughts and hearts it seems

Is God’s Incarnate Son

The very reason to celebrate

Is oft called passe and done

But in Him alone is comfort and love

Affection and sympathy

Let us shift our eyes to Heaven above

And to Christian bonds of unity