Thursday, December 23, 2010

Alphabe Thursday - "M" is for Merry Christmas - December 23, 2010

Alphabe Thursday - "M" is for Merry Christmas - December 23, 2010

"M" Is For Merry Christmas,
And peace upon earth,
May joy fill our hearts,
At this time of Christ's birth.

While stars light the skies,
On cold winter nights,
Let singing and rejoicing,
Still skirmishes and fights.

No matter your religion,
You should feel no disgrace,
All of us are part,
Of this great human race.

Al l men are our brothers,
Be they paupers or kings,
Dressed only in rags,
Or the finest of things.

Cherish your loved ones,
Remember to say,
How important they are,
Beyond Christmas day.

It doesn't take much,
To reach someone in need,
With a smile or a touch,
Or a kindly good deed.

Keep the holiday spirit,
Each day of the year,
You'll find it's contagious,
The warmth and good cheer.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) Carmen Henesy
December 23, 2010

I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday - join in the fun.


  1. it's great out here too.... not at home but the markets, malls n shops.... all are look so christmassy these days......

    love the poem.... wish ppl could maintain the same attitude throughout the year.....

    PS:- our company is also throwing a small in house Christmas party..... on 24.... this would be my first..... :)

  2. Hi :)
    tantissimi auguri di Felice Natale a te e alla tua famiglia.

  3. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Absolutely beautiful my friend. Cherish our loved ones...indeed :) Mele Kalikimaka :)

  4. Wonderful attitude, Carmen.
    With warmest wishes for Christmas and the new year,
    Luv, K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Wishing you a merry Christmas and lots of joy and hapiness to you and your family, Carmen!

  6. I love your poem! You inspire me!

  7. Merry Christmas Carmen!
    Blogtrotter Two will be waiting for you in Egypt... ;)

  8. Merry Xmas for you dear Carmen. Hope 2011 may be a good time for you.



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  9. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Please have you and your family a blessed Christmas !

    daily athens

  10. Very nice, Carmen! Have a wonderful Christmas!!


  11. That is a perfect Christmas poem, Carmen. Well said.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you all the best, jj

  12. Merry Christmas to you my friend.

  13. Carmen, I know 2010 has been a very hard year for you. I wish you a peaceful Christmas and a brighter New Year x

  14. Have a very, merry, blessed Christmas :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Mele Kalikimaka!

  15. I love the poem. Merry Christmas, Carmen! (^_^)

  16. Beautiful poem.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year ~ Eddie x

  17. Many wonderful holiday wishes for you, my friend!

  18. Beautiful sentiment in your poem.

  19. Merry Christmas Carmen!

  20. What a wonderful poem :) I hope you had a magical Christmas and start the new year off healthy and happy - and I couldn't agree more, it's all about keeping that holiday spirit throughout the year.

  21. what a lovely sentiment ... Carmen you have such a way with words, and such a heart ... happy holidays to you!

  22. Muza-chan -
    I am so glad you liked my Christmas poem. I have
    been writing poetry all my life and just published my first poetry book in May, at the age of 65!

    hitesh rawat -
    I'm so glad you are home where you belong and working in a company that sounds more your style. How nice that you could celebrate Christmas in New Delhi!

    Rosadimaggio63 -
    How lovely it would be, once, to celebrate Christmas in Italy. I've been to Spain and Italy in November when the Christmas decorations are just starting to appear and it is so beautiful.

    Thom -
    I hope your Hawaiian Christmas was as wonderful as you are!!!

    Kay L.Davies -
    No doubt, there was plenty of snow in your neck of the woods for Christmas!

    Josep -
    Many changes ahead for me in the New Year...I hope I can roll with the punches and come out okay!!! Your friendship is one of my blessings.

    Judie -
    I am delighted you liked my Christmas poem. This was a little more upbeat than my earlier one.

    Trotter -
    Living vicariously through your travels has been a joy for me, now that retirement has made such a change in my own ability to get out and see the world as I once did!

    Irredento Urbanita -
    These last two years, since my job loss and retirement, have been the most difficult of my
    life. 2011, with the birth of my first grandchild, even with a move and having to downsize, will have to be better for me!

    ρομπερτ -
    I, too, wish you the best in the year ahead and, as always, I look forward to your posts from

    Jingle -
    It's nice to share the world of blogging and poetry with you!!

    Sue -
    Hope Santa was good to you! And I'm glad you liked my Christmas poem.

    Joanna Jenkins -
    Hope your Christmas wasn't too rainy. We spent a nice Christmas eve and Christmas day in the Sacramento area. It was nice to have all three of my sons with me.

    rainfield61 -
    I'm sure there was no snow in your part of the world on Christmas day!!! Did you run into Santa as you got out and hiked on your beloved

    Glynis -
    Thank you for your wishes for a better year to come for me. It has to be better than the year past!!

    Personalized Sketches and Sentiments -
    I hope your Christmas was wonderful...thanks for visiting my blog.

    Eddie Bluelights -
    I was most honored to have you visit! Hope you are doing well and that Christmas was a wonderful day on your side of the pond.

    Welshcakes Limoncello -
    Did you and Simone have a wonderful Christmas?
    I'm sure there was feasting and gifts for all!

    Sharkbytes -
    I am sure you and your friend are busy celebrating Christmas now and knitting ( or is it
    crocheting? ) your granny squares!!!

    Cheryl -
    I'm happy you enjoyed my Christmas poem.

    ayie -
    Sweden must be really beautiful at Christmas time. I know it is a wonderful celebration with your family.

    Geeta -
    It would have been great fun to celebrate Christmas in India but I enjoyed having all three sons with me. Next year, though, I hope I'll write my poem from my friend's home in Mumbai!

    Jo -
    Thank you for the kind words!! I appreciate them.

  23. Carmen!

    What a beautiful sentiment. You have such a special ability to convey emotion in rhyme. I love the gift that you share with us through your beautiful poetry.

    It has been an honor to get to know you better in 2010. I look forward to continuing our friendship in 2011 and reading more of your perfect word crafting.

    Thank you for linking.