The Night Before Christmas

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by T-Bone, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    I did not write this but thought ya'll would give it some thought. Seems like America is losing a unfought war against an unknown force. Everywere you see "Holiday Tree's" or "Happy Holidays" Somewhere somehow we need to remember where it all started.
    'Twas the night before Christmas
    and all through the town
    Not a sign of Baby Jesus
    was anywhere to be found.

    The people were all busy
    with Christmas time chores
    Like decorating, and baking,
    and shopping in stores.
    No one sang "Away in a manger,
    no crib for a bed".
    Instead, they sang of Santa
    dressed-up in bright red.

    Mama watched Martha Stewart,
    Papa drank beer from a tap.
    As hour upon hour
    the presents they'd wrap

    When what from the T.V.
    did they suddenly hear?
    'Cept an ad.. which told
    of a big sale at Sears.

    So away to the mall
    they all flew like a flash...
    Buying things on credit...
    and others with cash!

    And, as they made their way home
    From their trip to the mall,
    Did they think about Jesus?
    Oh, no... not at all.

    Their lives were so busy
    with their Christmas time things
    No time to remember
    Christ Jesus, the King.

    There were presents to wrap
    and cookies to bake.
    How could they stop and remember
    who died for their sake?

    To pray to the Savior...
    they had no time to stop.
    Because they needed more time
    to "Shop til they dropped!"

    On Wal-mart! On K-mart!
    On Target! On Penney's!
    On Hallmark! On Zales!
    A quick lunch at Denny's

    From the big stores downtown
    to the stores at the mall
    They would dash away, dash away,
    and visit them all!

    And up on the roof,
    there arose such a clatter
    As grandpa hung icicle lights
    up on his brand new step ladder.

    He hung lights that would flash.
    He hung lights that would twirl.
    Yet, he never once prayed to Jesus...
    Light of the World.

    Christ's eyes... how they twinkle!
    Christ's Spirit... how merry!
    Christ's love... how enormous!
    All our burdens... He'll carry!

    So instead of being busy,
    overworked, and uptight
    Let's put Christ back in
    Christmas and enjoy
    some good nights!

    Merry Christmas, my friends!
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Cool, and Merry Christmas to you also bud! :)
     

  3. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Thanks for sharing Tod! That was truely inspirational! :)
     
  4. fish

    fish Active Member

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    Tod that is a ten star post buddy. Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Tellico00

    Tellico00 New Member

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    Excellent post Tod!!!!!!!!!!


    What size circle hook do you use with that large bait fish on your profile page? <grin> Great looking fish how much did he weigh?

    Mike
     
  6. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    Very ture words there thanks so much
     
  7. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Great post.

    Thank you

    And Merry Christmas to you too.
     
  8. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Great post thanks for sharing. :D
     
  9. T-Bone

    T-Bone New Member

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    Im Glad ya'll liked this post. It Does Have so Much Meaning to it. Thanks for reading it !

    Mike that lil bait fish there was about 11.06lbs. somewhere around 24 1/2" long. I 'm now lookin' for a Big Kittie ! I've put the bait poles up and got some BIG GEAR........ Thanks for asking:D
     
  10. Aquacat

    Aquacat New Member

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    t-bone, great post! That's good stuff! :)