The Conscience of Christmas

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Copyright 2011 by DM Denton

The weather isn’t frightful
as the snow falls on cue,
just following its heart
that longs for innocence
in a world where it is
all too brief.
The cold creates a warmth of
knowing we must come in
from the harsh winds that blow
humanity to shame
and haunt its soul for right
to be done.
The season cannot change what
happened to children who
did not doubt tomorrow
and to all those who did,
their smiles lost in tears
not in vain.
For as long as winter turns
from darkness to cast light
on a softer view through
the narrowing window
of how to make amends,
we must try.


Blessings of the season to all.
Prayers for non-violence to prevail
in the New Year and beyond.

Copyright 2012 DM Denton

donatellasmallest©Artwork and writing, unless otherwise indicated, are the property of Diane M Denton. Please request permission to reproduce or post elsewhere with a link back to bardessdmdenton. Thank you.

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12 thoughts on “The Conscience of Christmas

  1. Oh, Diane, this hushed my heart–a solemn blessing of hope and peace. Wishing you an abundantly blessed Christmas and New Year! love, Caddo

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    • Thank you, Christine. It was a little sad … but it is hard to ignore the grief and hardships that contrast the lighter and happier, even sacred, side of the season. Saying that, my heartfelt hope is that your Christmas was joyous! Love always, Diane XO ♥

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