Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Deliciously Opinionated Poem

I'm so not claiming this as even a halfway decent poem, but it came to after a couple recent conversations regarding Christmas celebrations in schools.

Twas the week before Christmas
When all the through school
Not a picture of Santa
Was hung--it's a rule.

The children were all smiling
Excited, you know,
To talk about cookies and
And trees all aglow.

No cut outs of stockings or
Or reindeer that fly
Or Santa that drives
Through Christmas Eve's sky.

Chattering about presents
Both giving and given
All words about God
And Jesus forbidden.

Do not mention the night star,
Joseph or Mary
Don't talk about Christ.
School rules are scary.

What must Jesus think of this?
Of kids forbidden
To share their strong faith
Love to be hidden?

More than presents, more than words
More than candy canes
Christ in schools should be
Christ in schools must reign.


Mandajuice said...

I know! I'm probably your LEAST religious friend, but I totally agree with you.

No Christmas party? Not even a "holiday" party! So lame.

Jesus is a lot of things, but offensive to school children isn't one of them.

Barbara said...

Hurray for you, Kate! I agree!