So this is Christmas…………………

So this is Christmas
and what have you done
another year over
a new one just begun

and so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
the near and the dear ones
the old and the young

a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
let’s hope its a good one
without any fear

and so this is Christmas
for weak and for strong
the rich and the poor ones
the road is so long

So Happy Christmas
for black and for white
for the yellow and red ones
let’s all stop the fight

a very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
lets hope its a good one
without any fear.

Happy X-Mas (War is Over) – John Lennon – 1971

Well, Merry Christmas, to one and all. Regardless of your religious preferences, it is almost impossible to ignore the fact that this is Christmas week. The stores have been jammed, so I hear, neighborhoods are decorated with Christmas lights, the newspaper weighs five pounds and Santa is rumored to be lurking in the shadows.

So what are you looking for from Santa under the Christmas Tree?

The other day, in a moment of reflection, I thought about what I would ask of God, should I be given one request. Well, maybe it was a moment of hallucination, but you get the idea.  Peace on Earth? Good will towards man?

I am still lusting after that 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia (Verde over Crema, please.) but I was thinking that a Ferrari wouldn’t exactly solve the problem of the world. Perhaps wishing for an end to discrimination would be more appropriate. Perhaps, with irony, an end to religion would be a better choice.  Maybe, asking that all people observe the “Golden Rule” might bring and end to much of the suffering in our nation and our world.

It is unlikely that God is going to grant me one wish or that Santa will bring anything other than lumps of coal for my stocking.  Such is reality, but I can still dream.

And you?

William Stephenson Clark


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8 responses to “So this is Christmas…………………

  1. Snoring Dog Studio

    The Golden Rule would be all I’d want if that were the only gift I could have. Lovely post. Have a marvelous, peaceful Christmas or blessed holiday of your choice.

  2. Health and Happiness….the rest will fall in place.

  3. Every religion has The Golden Rule. It’s that important! I’ll strive harder to follow that important rule!

    When asked for my gift list from the family member who drew my name I asked if world peace was too much to ask for. I also asked for wisdom. I expect the angel food cake pan or house slippers will be easier to wrap. 🙂

  4. tosmarttobegop

    Only one thing for Christmas?

    There is the short list of wants, I was torn recently by the question of what I want for Christmas.

    My first answer was a job, so many things would fall into place with that.

    But then with problems in the close family, I changed it to my family stay together and strong not just for my life time but forever.

    World peace? Too much of the human factor involved and leaving things to humans does not give much promise.

  5. wicked

    For years and years when asked by my daughters what I want for Christmas my answer has been “Peace on earth,” which basically meant personal peace for me. 😉

  6. A Christmas message from Bill Maher —

  7. Zippy

    I still dream, you betcha.

    And I love that song, though I chafe when it’s mindlessly labeled as a “Christmas song.” It’s so much more.

    War is Over.
    If you want it.
    War is Over.

  8. This is Christmas! My long-time friend, in fact we were born on the exact same day — he’s much older because he was born in the morning and I wasn’t born until the night of that day — is on YouTube! I can listen whenever I want, and whenever I miss him. Yep, these are the things of Christmas.

    My forever friend Bill: acoustic guitar and vocals —