Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day

“But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
    who are one of the little clans of Judah,” Micah 5:2a

born into poverty,
we preach you came
to make us obscenely rich;
showing up in
a village of forgottens,
we kinkade it into
a winter wonderland;
noticed only by
migrant workers and
traveling magicians,
we turn your story
into a hallmark movie,
and toss out the gifts
(of justice, peace, and hope
you place in our hearts,)
with the ripped-to-shreds
wrapping paper and
dried out tree

© 2019 Thom M. Shuman

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