Christmas in the post-War United States

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There are many unwrapped gifts

That we can give each other;

No need for red paper and green bows

Just Christmas Love for one another.

Forgive an enemy–release a grudge

Speak kindly to the store clerk;

Apologize now if you are wrong

(These are pure Christmas perks)

Mend a quarrel, dismiss suspicion

Write some letters long overdue;

Take the time to keep a promise

An old lost acquaintance renew.

Smile a little— and laugh a lot

Give your friends some slack—

It’s time to share these unwrapped gifts

Help bring the real Christmas Spirit back.

2010 by Douglas Raymond Rose

Member Academy of American Poets


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