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Christmas Every Week: Kingdom Come

Arnold Kellett’s poem anticipates a world set free to share its food and joys.

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What's Christmas mean, if we stop to think?
Think of the wars and the terrorist bids,
Think of the slums and shanty towns,
And umpteen million half-starved kids!

The contrast kills my appetite
For luscious food on plates piled high:
The irony of festive bliss
If we'll but turn a bleary eye!

Two worlds apart - yet linked by this:
God on earth to reconcile,
The loving, saving Prince of Peace,
Who bids us celebrate in style.

Then keep with Christ his rightful feast,
Anticipate a world set free
To eat its fill and share its joys
Christmas is how it's going to be!

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