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Christmas/the World's Gone Wild
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By Linda T. Reich
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Christmas/the World's Gone Wild

What was I thinking?
I couldn't say,
But for some strange reason
I went shopping today.

It's too close to Christmas
To hit the mall,
But that's what I did,
And guess what I saw?

These people all scattered
And rushing about,
And me in their midst
I couldn't get out!

They hurried and scurried
And they pushed and they shoved!
Well, maybe not quite
But I witnessed no love.

I need to get through,
I wanted to say.
Move over, or else,
Get out of my way.

What was I thinking?
It couldn't be me.
Acting like them,
How could this be?

I realized this,
It didn't take much,
For me to get stressed
In the wild Christmas rush.

I made some adjustments
In my attitude.
I made up my mind
To fill my heart with gratitude.

It made all the difference
When my outlook was better.
I started enjoying myself,
I dropped every fetter.

Christmas is coming,
Christmas is here.
Christmas is in my heart.
Christmas beyond compare.

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Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014

About the Poet
I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandma of five, including twin granddaughters. I love to write poetry, take nature photos, and collect buttons. I have close to 30,000 buttons. I am retired after more than 30 years of senior care including 13 years working with Alzheimers residents. I've been writing poetry (like my mom) since I was little. I still have my first poem. It was in a card I gave to my dad. As an adult I prayed for the gift of encouragement and poetry. I think it's so important to encourage others in their faith and also unbelievers. God has brought me through so much and I am thankful for my salvation. I asked Jesus into my heart and have never regretted a single moment. It was a true blessing when 3 of my poems where published. One in a local newspaper and two in different magazines. You can also find me on my facebook page at Whispers of Hope/Linda T. Reich where I post short devotionals, my nature photos and poems. Thank you. ♥

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