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"X'MAS SPIRIT' Peace poetry. Dr. Stephen Gill. Canada.

I see her resurrecting in Christmas trees mistletoe and Santa Claus. I see her appearing within the decoration in churches homes and offices in parties, family reunions and drinks.
I see her

in the festive rush

that is tiring

and cards

which people have no time to send

but they do.

I see her

in the sounds of Joy

to the World

and Jingle Bells

cranked out of loudspeakers

in malls and street corners.

But

she is missing

from the victims of wars

which seem to be routine fate

of humankind.

She is missing

from young lives

who have lost parents

to the famished beasts of fanatics.

She is missing

from the sufferers of physical

and psychological abuse.

She is missing

from lives

deprived of basic food,

clean water and warm clothing.

She is missing

from homes fallen to warfare

and children

who are innocent bait

for Aids and cancer.



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Stephen Gill



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