It’s Christmas time
What a time!
A time for mince pies and mulled wine
A time for kids (and adults too)
A time for family, friends and food
Here we are at Christmas time
And I am wondering. Wondering why
Why do I get to be here?
Alive and well and with my beer
Whilst conflict rages round the world
Whilst there’s no homes for boys and girls
Whilst innocent people watch the clock
And pray for evil just to stop
Whilst hurricanes spin and earthquakes shake
Whilst waters rise and fires wake
Whilst rape and murder rises high
And people die and die and die
And if we care what can we do
Drown that out with TV too?
What a time is Christmas time
To bend our hearts to the world’s cry
To change the story in some way
So tomorrow’s brighter than today
To reach out to our suffering friends
To write a different, better end
To defeat despair, to more than cope
To together gift each other hope.
Love each other. That’s what they say.
Love each other. No other way.
© Ben Cotton 2016
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness”