Monday, December 19, 2011

Kick start Monday - What do you want for Christmas?

I have the worst memory! I found this great contest and can't remember who sent me to it. But thank you!

Anyway! Susanna Hill is sponsoring a  contest to write a holiday poem in the form of the classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas." I did it and it took it's own direction... Happy Holidays! and tell Auntie Tara, What do you want for Christmas?! (Everything I want I have to work for, except books =)

Tis the Season of Christmas

Tis the season of Christmas
And joy fills the air.
This year I've been better
Than last and to spare.

I'll get lots of presents
There's never a lack.
And at youth group tonight
We'll be giving back.

We sing as we journey
Some carols of cheer
To a shelter down town
We trek once a year

Donations aplenty
Coats, blankets, and food,
Unwanted toys, clothes, and
Toiletries too

As we hand out our presents
I notice their faces
Downcast, depressed, and no smiles,
They're sad cases.

Then finally I realize
I put on their shoes
No one wants a handout
A job's what they'd choose

So on the way home, we
Joined in a prayer
Dear God, Please be with them
Show them that You care.

This story's not over
It never will be
God gives others mercy
Through you and through me.


Unknown said...

This is beautiful, Tara. Not only did you do an awesome job with the verse, it's all so true.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tara, that's wonderful! They appreciate the fish, but they want a fishing pole even more.

Christine Rains said...

That's lovely. What I want, I have to work for too. Though, my husband and I ordered our new bed as our Christmas gift yesterday!

Dana said...

That's a beautiful poem, Tara.

Anonymous said...

Great poem, Tara!

You already have a gift, and you are not afraid to share it.

What a special person. Keep on keeping on. Have the healthiest and happiest of holiday seasons, and may the new year bring you and yours new journeys and new treasures.

Angela Brown said...

I read this wishing there were tons of employers looking at this as well, realizing they could provide the means for many to do what they want to do: work for their, however big or small.

Laura S. said...

Beautiful poem and message, Tara. Merry Christmas!

M Pax said...

A great message, Tara. Beautiful work.

I want to sell many books. :) And write many books. I'm very grateful for how our year worked out. Very, very grateful.

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks you guys!
Your comments and encouragement are presents year round =)

C R Ward said...

Great poem Tara! Good luck with the contest - I think you have a winner here. :-)

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Tara! So sorry to be arriving so late! You posted your story link on the wrong link list and I never saw it until right now! I'm going to try to enter you on the correct list so other people get over here to read your story too - it's wonderful and heartfelt and so meaningful for this time of year (and all times.) Thanks so much for entering the contest!

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

This is wonderful. It flowed so easily that the touching story shone right through. Beautiful writing and beautiful message.

Anonymous said...

That is so real and so sad....

Joanna said...

A beautiful and touching poem, Tara, thank you.

Jarm Del Boccio said...

Wonderful, Tara! We often forget the less fortunate, and our prayers and offerings can help...good job!

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