‘Twas The Day After Christmas-2013


Dear Readers,
This is a re-print from December 2012. I thought it especially appropriate, given the facts that stores advertised Christmas sales during Thanksgiving. Thank you, dear readers for indulging me.

‘Twas The Day After Christmas

T’was the day after Christmas (at least at my house)
Our bellies still full of cookies and grouse;
The stockings, now empty, were thrown on the floor,
With a half-eaten candy cane stuck to the door.
Some children, still sleeping, at this stroke of one
While others went shopping, hitting sales on the run.
Yes, up before 7–it’s shopping they went
Seeking bargains. YES! Up to fifty percent!
There’s gift wrap and ribbon, tags and all kinds of doo-dads,
The ‘not-chosen’ gifts that did not make this year’s fads.
“I’ll stock up for next year! Yes, that’s what I’ll get!”
I said as I stacked my cart full at Target.
“My shopping will be done, I won’t have to scurry
Or go to the mall in that mad, insane flurry.
Yes! I can be finished! In June if I’m lucky!
And all will envy me!” (Won’t THAT be just ducky?)
But then I paused, my face froze in mid-grin;
Had Christmas become just a battle to win?
Something to be conquered; a contest? a goal?
A competition for biggest and brightest of all?
And what about Jesus? What would He say
About the way we act around His birthday?
Yes, we remember Him before that big day
But after–how quickly we all turn away.
“Thank goodness it’s over!” “We’ve put on quite a show!”
Then we all hunker down and wait for the snow.
The rat race continues, empty faces return,
Folks with no hope, no Jesus still haven’t learned
To seek His face daily, yes, each day of the year.
Just ask Him in and He will draw near.

We need to live it like we believe
And not only show it on Christmas Eve.

About Cyn

Cyn Rogalski is a daughter of the Most High God. A prayer warrior, artist, speaker and writer, the work of her hands is meant to draw you to Jesus. Want me to speak at your next retreat, service or gathering? Contact me by leaving a comment below.
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7 Responses to ‘Twas The Day After Christmas-2013

  1. Wow! I am amazed by your poetry…amazed at the insight the Holy Spirit gave you…humbled to realize those were some of my own thoughts. Thank you for this stop, this pause, as I examine my heart.

    • Cyn says:

      Thank you so much Margie! A few years ago, my former pastor challenged us to write something about after Christmas. This is what the Lord provided. Thanks for stopping by! -Cyn-

  2. Renee Mellace says:

    Still as wonderful as last year. Brings truth round to calm the worldly jets. Thank you for re-posting

  3. So much wisdom and truth here, Cyn!

    It does our hearts good to stand back and gain heaven’s perspective! Thank you for sharing God’s heart in such a creative poem!

  4. Cathy Biggerstaff says:

    Thanks for the attitude check, Cyn. I needed it. Blessings to you and yours in the coming yearm

  5. Lois says:

    Nice reminder!!

  6. Cyn, this is sad, but true. Oh, if only we’d remember throughout the year that He was a baby, born to die for our transgressions. Hallelujah! What a Savior! Thank you for a perfect reminder!

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