by Charles Patick Norman
I'm beginning to look like Santa Claus,
Is that a white beard growing on my jaws?
May I share with you my Christmas blessing,
Times are tough for most I'm only guessing.
At the brink of Mideast war we seek peace,
From the rule of mad men they seek release.
Perhaps I should call it my Christmas wish,
That those who govern are wise, not foolish.
There can be no joy for those in Newtown,
Lord bring the domestic body count down.
We mourn the senseless loss of innocents,
And vow to make schools safe for all students.
They say it's better to give than receive,
Much better to celebrate life than grieve.
Smile at someone you wouldn't otherwise,
Say Merry Christmas with your voice and eyes.
Find it in your hearts to forgive others,
Even if they are sisters and brothers.
Although far from home on this special night,
Merry Christmas all, may your joy be bright.
Merry Christmas from Charlie and Libby
Okaloosa C.I. 12/22/2012
We wish you peace.