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Christmas' Awakening - A Bipolar Poem

Sean is a teacher who is writing about his spiritual adventures to help other people find balance and self-respect.


It's Christmas joy,

a King was born.

Dark tears of a boy,

his home was torn.

King without an army

or wealth on this Earth.

Torn by an army

of terror and death.

A King of redemption,

of serving and Love.

He sees no salvation,

they killed the white dove.

He came for a reason,

to rise up our Heart.

No fest for the season

his world felt apart.

We messed up the meaning,

found a cause to consume.

Look the hell he is living,

what fate do you assume?


Just false hope to revive

through luxury and gifts.

What dream to survive

in the ruins that he lives?

All we're making is nails,

and some wood for a cross.

Just escaping the gales

one more day, one more toss.

For an immigrant King

an exiled an' betrayed God.

I am not a boy, just a thing

merely a menace for this world.

We make wars in His name

so we can exploit and steal.

No country for me to claim,

and no embrace to feel.

And the void is expanding,

absorbing our joy and our life.

My bleeding heart is pounding,

praying to bear this strife.


But there is always a Light

even in the darkest void.

Save me from my plight

my Love is not destroyed.

A little King is longing

for a place to born again.

In my Heart, you're belonging,

we'll be together, like then.

Make a place in your Heart

for the Magi and the Star.

You and I are never apart

You live in my every scar.

You and He were never apart

He was always in your every scar.

I make a place in my broken heart

for You and the Magi, my beautiful Star.


A Holy Cave filled with Love

for the baby Jesus to come.

Again to see the White Dove,

and play for You with my drum.

A Christmas' awakening night

it's not a dream, is a chance.

My Lord, I see Your lively Light,

soon with my family, I'll prance!

A chance to live Christmas every day,

to feel connected with everyone.

My Soul is merry in a strange way

as if I am connected with everyone.


Open your arms, embrace this kid

rebirth begins just from within.

I feel embraced, happy indeed,

Love springs and fills me from within.

Glory to God in the highest Heaven

I feel I am beloved again!

Glory to God in the highest Heaven

I feel I am beloved again!

My Love Embraces You All!

Merry Christmas to you all! My Love embraces all the Hubers, the readers and the HubPages team. I wish, this Christmas, we all make a place in our Hearts for the Divine Infant to born again. Let us fill our Hearts and our lives with Love because I believe that hell is a Heart empty of Love, and Heaven is a Heart full of Love! We are One, please remember. There are no strangers, refugees, immigrants or poor, WE ARE! Love always!

Some Words About The Poem

About the poem now! Hmm! I don't know if even exists such a style of poetry or if it's just another of those crazy ideas I often have! Who cares about styles, anyway? I made up the name though, Bipolar poetry, and I believe you can see why. Every stanza consists of two parts, of two verses each one, telling the "story" from a different point of view that seem to conflict. It's like you are reading two contrastive poems which exist at the same time in one, until the end, where you can see that, in fact, all is One! I don't know if I managed to express what I wanted, but the truth is that I enjoyed it! I am looking forward to your opinion.

© 2018 Ioannis Arvanitis


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on March 24, 2019:

Thank you so much, Lincy! I am glad to see you here!



Lincy Francis from Allahabad on March 24, 2019:

A well thought of and nice poem about Christmas!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on January 01, 2019:

The blessings are starting with your beautiful comment, my dear Audrey! Thank you so much for the Light of your Heart. I wish you miracles!

May Love sings to you her best tunes every day!


Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on January 01, 2019:

A beautiful reminder of the real meaning of Christmas brought forth in your lovely poem. May this season bring you and your dear family much joy, good health and prosperity. Blessings and love to you.


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 30, 2018:

Thank you, my dear Mary! I wish you the best year of your life, until the next!

I wish Love to rule over our Hearts!


Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 30, 2018:

A good read to make us ponder Christmas in its deeper meaning. I have to admit I often forget when occupied with the business of Christmas.

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 22, 2018:

Thank you, my dear Li-Jen, thank you for your kind words. I am glad you liked my attempt. Poetry is not my advantage, I believe, but this one came out to me spontaneously, demanding to be written, so, excuse me world, but I had no other choice! Haa! Haa!

Much Love!


Li-Jen Hew on December 22, 2018:

Hey Sean, well done on your new poem. Haven't seen you write a poem in a long time. It's a good thing you made the title as such because it matches the structure of the poem and embraces all kinds of people. Thanks for sharing.

Paul Neglia from Poughkeepsie, NY USA on December 21, 2018:

Happy Holidays to you as well!!

Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 20, 2018:

Antithesis is another great name for this poetry, plus that is a word from my country, Greece! Thank you so much, my friend Paul, for reading and commenting. I am glad you liked it because as I can see you are an excellent poet!

My best wishes to you and your beloved ones. May the Light of Love bless your Christmas!


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 20, 2018:

I love your comments, my dear brother Tim! Always! They give me so much hope and positive energy. Thank you, my brother, thank you from my heart. I wish to be able to write poetry of Love and having people like you by my side makes it much easier.

Let our Love, from all family, be a Star to light your Christmas!


Paul Neglia from Poughkeepsie, NY USA on December 19, 2018:

Maybe antithesis poetry i dont know. Bipolar definitely. Great messages in both opposing sides of the verse. The dark, empty sadness on one side and the praise for the true meaning of christmas on another. Thank you for sharing, nice work

Jason Behm from Cebu, Philippines on December 19, 2018:

It is my pleasure brother! Happy holidays!

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on December 19, 2018:

Hi, Sean,

The style of poetry you wrote definitely exists: it's called poetry of love, brother.

Beautiful use of four line rhyming stanzas to tell the story of the Holy birth of Jesus and what it means to us as Christians and to the world.

Loved it.

To you, your wife, and your children, Sean,

May your Christmas be rewarding and filled with love,

(Indeed, we are all immigrants; someday, we will return home with our King.)



Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 19, 2018:

My dear Linda, thank you so much for your feedback! It is a fantastic poem, and it's close enough to my thought, though it's more clever than mine! Love always finds peculiar ways to express Herself!



Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 19, 2018:

You know how much I value your opinion, my Brother Manatita! This poem was something that formed in my mind while I was in the classroom, and I wrote it late at night. And of course is a cry to continue to try for Love all over the world. We are together on it.

Love from the family!


Ioannis Arvanitis (author) from Greece, Almyros on December 19, 2018:

Happy to see you here, my brother Jason, and happier to know you liked my effort. Thank you for your kind words, they are an encouragement for me.

The Star of Love may light upon you!


Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 19, 2018:

This is beautifully done. There is a style of poetry called Reverse poetry. Here is a great example that I think you will appreciate. Read it from top to bottom, and then see how the message totally changes when you read it from bottom to top.

REFUGEES – Brian Bilston

So do not tell me

These haggard faces could belong to you or I

Should life have dealt a different hand

We need to see them for who they really are

Chancers and scroungers

Layabouts and loungers

With bombs up their sleeves

Cut-throats and thieves

They are not

Welcome here

We should make them

Go back to where they came from

They cannot

Share our food

Share our homes

Share our countries

Instead let us

Build a wall to keep them out

It is not okay to say

These are people just like us

A place should only belong to those who are born there

Do not be so stupid to think that

The world can be looked at another way

manatita44 from london on December 19, 2018:

Opinion? It looked and read scary in parts … dark and loving so yes, a bi-polar poem all right, including the pictures.

I wrote two like that. A dark first and bright second which I will try to read as one.

Yes, the Heart is filled with Heaven and our dark thoughts with Hell. No one escapes, really, as it is the Mother's work. Let us try, Bro … let us continue. Jai Ram!

P.S A noble attempt at poetry.

Jason Behm from Cebu, Philippines on December 19, 2018:

Merry Christmas to you too, Ionnis.

It was a great poem. I also have no idea if there was such a style. But, whatever and however we call it. It was a nice style. And if no poets have done this, then you are the pioneer for this kind of poetry. You are the inventor. So, we can call this bipolar poetry. :)

Merry Christmas brother and Peace and joy be with you always!

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