The Presence Of Christmas Poem by Richard Wlodarski

The Presence Of Christmas

Rating: 4.8

May you open your hearts
To the less fortunate
Feel within their heart
And hug them with your love

May you see tears
Of such dreadful pain
Dry them with tears
Of such immense joy

May you now hear
Screams of agony
To the melody
Little Drummer Boy

May you taste poverty
Sleeping out in the cold
Embrace all that is good
And thank God for your health

Sunday, December 24, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: christmas
S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 27 December 2017

This seems to be inspiring the fortunate to feel for and help the less fortunate. Great Christmas motivation poem. Written swell. Thumbs up. Maybe u could read my latest too. Kind of in the same spirit. Merry Xmas.

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Richard Wlodarski 30 December 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind words. Looking forward to reading your latest. All The Best In The New Year!

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Bri Edwards 27 December 2017

i think i slept out in the cold twice in my lifetime. once in Boy Scouts. and again when my third wife kicked me out one night during a snowstorm. and i'd rather have Presents than Presence. TRUTHFULLY: i have some problems with the poem. i THINK the poet's heart is in the right place, but i think/know the poem needs some work. Stanza four sounds like a horror movie! REALLY! ! bri : (

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Richard Wlodarski 30 December 2017

Bri, homelessness and poverty in rich countries like Canada and the US is a horror movie! REALLY! !

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Aqua Flower 26 December 2018

Great opening stanza to this Christmas message. It is what Christmas is about. Unfortunately in this age, people forget the true meaning of Christmas and forget to have gratitude for all the gifts one has (not the material ones) . Thank you for sharing and God bless you.

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Yes, dear Richard. At the time of every celebration we should think of the less privileged and pray for them sincerely and wipe their tears with tears of joy. What a superb humanitarian thought. May God bless you

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bri edwards 23 December 2020

THE NEW PH FORMAT IS DISASTROUS. I THINK CLICKING ON, above, will take you to a page to write a complaint.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 15 August 2020

A timeless piece of poetry carrying earnest prayer before be read in all seasons! My favourite lines: May you now hear screams of agony/To the melody/Little Drummer Boy...10

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Beautiful poem.I wish the best in life to you and yours.HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Navod Dilhara 31 January 2020

The picturesque language is so great that it has implied the beauty of Christmas season. Thanks for sharing.

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