Christmas Sparkles: Peace Within My Hand

Response

One day I listened to the song “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” and this rolled out of my soul as I found myself with a bittersweet mixture of fear and hope.

As we pause to meditate we’re grateful for life’s poignant plate.

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Life’s not always easy; its onslaughts to endure.

But keep on dreaming of peace on earth – the tones so sweet and pure.

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We can’t help think by dreaming, we’ll hang in there and plan.

And make it happen in our hearts, if not throughout the land.

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Now as I hear The Christmas Song

I no longer sit and long for peace universal.

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This is not a rehearsal.

It’s the real thing.

Let committed souls sing.

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For when it’s not throughout the land

It lives in me, within my hand.

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Copyright 1992 by Hildra Tague. Obtain permission for use online or in print.

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About grantutor

Career educator in both public and private schools. Has tutored all ages. Writes about education, parenting, & seniors. Sings harmony with folk/rock group and a choir. Caregiver for spouse who dealt with Stage IV cancer. Happy person committed to nature and conservation of a green world.
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