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The Christmas Creed

John has many years of writing experience in poetry, short fiction and text for children's books. Basically he just loves to write.

The Christmas Tree 2020

The Christmas Tree 2020

Good Will to All

After one of the most difficult and challenging years most of us can remember this last twelve months is finally drawing to a close. We need to try as best we can to put the adversity behind us and try to enjoy this festive holiday season, and look forward to the New Year ahead.

I wish you all a wonderful, healthy, and happy Christmas (at least as happy as you can) and let us make next year one to remember for all the right reasons. We will beat this virus and it will soon be something in the past that taught us some valuable life lessons.

The Christmas Creed

Let the joy of Christmas

fill your heart and home.

The spirit of the season

is the reason for this poem.


Spread true love and kindness

to all your kindred souls.

Let goodwill to all mankind

be your yuletide goal.


No matter what religion,

faith, colour, or belief,

we all are children of the world

deserving love not grief.


Extend a hand of kindness,

reach out to those in need,

the homeless and the lonely.

This is the Christmas creed.


This year has been a challenge,

it had so much in store.

The pandemic grabbed the headlines,

but mankind’s dealt with such before.


We must keep an optimistic view,

and halt this virus’ spread,

look forward to a bold New Year,

and better days ahead.


Let’s learn from this adversity -

to ignore it is a crime.

Stop taking life for granted

and be more prepared next time.


Stay safe and don’t take undue risks,

try not to travel far,

protect yourself and loved ones,

pray on the Christmas star.

© 2020 John Hansen

Comments

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 27, 2020:

Venkatachari, I am glad that you found this message positive and consoling. I am confident the New Year will be much better and everything will begin to improve. We must be optimistic.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on December 27, 2020:

A beautiful message on this Christmas occasion. It is very consoling and sweet to my heart and soul. Your positive note with a great message is timely presented.

I enjoyed it all, Dear John. Let us begin the New Year with new hopes and good approaches.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Thank you for reading and for your kind comment, Linda. I wish a better new year for everyone. I am sure we will all be stronger.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 25, 2020:

John, thank you for closing this year with your message of hope. We have been tested, but we will survive. I pray that when we come out of this we will be stronger, closer, kinder. May you have a blessed New Year.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Thank you for reading Denise, I hope your Christmas was a lovely one. Next year will be better. I read your article about the boy and the turtle folk tale and enjoyed it, but was unable to find it in my feed to comment. You did a great job as always.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Yes, Ruby, let us just move forward with a smile on our face. We are overcomers. Have a great new year.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Thank you my brother, Sean. Having a poem printed out for the family to read is a wonderful compliment. I am glad they loved it. Thank you for you blessings and I wish you and your family the same. Let us look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Thank you Peggy. I will try to keep writing those type of messages. I hope you are having a nice Christmas. Stay safe.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Our Christmas has been good, spent with some of the grandchildren. I hope your was good and let’s look forward to a much better 2021.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Hello Pamela. Thank you for reading. I hope your Christmas has been a joyous one too.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Thanks Bill, I hope you and yours are having a wonderful Christmas.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 25, 2020:

Welcome words, to be sure. I wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas and different new year.

Blessings,

Denise

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 25, 2020:

John, your words ring so very true. We will never forget this year, but soon we'll look back and say, " We made it " My wish for you is happiness and a wonderful new year.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on December 25, 2020:

My dear brother, John, thank you so much for this luminous poem! The best Christmas gift for us all. I printed it and now is beside our Christmas tree. The family have loved it. I wish you Light and Love for you and your loved ones!

Merry Christmas and happy no fear!

Sean

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Keep spreading your messages about love.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 25, 2020:

Lovely message and food advice. There has to be an end to this soon and, ye, I hope we learn the lessons. I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas, John.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 25, 2020:

Your Christmas was full of good advice. Merry Christmas to you and your family, John.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 25, 2020:

Merry Christmas, my friend. Thank you for the beautiful Christmas message.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Much appreciated manatita. Yes, bring on 2021.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Thank you so much for reading and your generous comment, Rebecca. Merry Christmas.

manatita44 from london on December 25, 2020:

Beautiful and positive Poetry. Let's look forward to that optimistic year. Roll on 2021!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 25, 2020:

A lovely poem and the tree is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this Christmas 20202.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Hello Chitrangada, I am happy you found this to be a positive message and let us all pray for the best. Glad you liked the pics too. Have a wonderful Christmas time.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 25, 2020:

Thank you Charlie, much appreciated. I hope your Christmas is enjoyable.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 25, 2020:

That’s a beautiful and positive message for everyone. Your poem is lovely, each word filled with love, care and compassion for humanity. Keep spreading such positive vibes.

Nice Christmas pictures and your Santa look is great.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have an enjoyable time.

Thank you for sharing this.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on December 25, 2020:

A lovely heart warming Christmas message John.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 24, 2020:

Thank you Rosina. I appreciate your kind comment. Yes, I am positive the new year will be much better. Stay safe.

Rosina S Khan on December 24, 2020:

Thank you, John, for spreading good vibes through the themes of your Christmas based poem. You remind us of the challenges we had in this year, and learning from them, hopefully, we can look forward to the new year with grace and optimism. Gratitude for sharing such an upbeat article.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 24, 2020:

I appreciate your comment, Brenda. The year has been tough but I hope we all learned valuable lessons so it isn’t in vain. It is a little cooler here thank God. Enjoy your white Christmas.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 24, 2020:

Happy Christmas to you also, Umesh. Thank you for reading. Stay safe.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on December 24, 2020:

Thank you, glad you liked the message and photos, Flourish. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 24, 2020:

Wonderful poem my friend.

I am praying on that Christmas Star. I truly hope this new year brings us a direction of new beginnings full of hope and peace.

I loved the pics...good Santa beard.

May one day we be allowed to travel again but I pray that people learn a valuable lesson from this Covid-19.

Msy they realize what is truly important in life.

It is snowing here & quite icy with a temperature of 18°F.

Looks like a White Christmas!

Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy...hope it is a little cool for you.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 24, 2020:

Beautiful poem. God bless you. Happy Christmas.

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 24, 2020:

This was the perfect message, and I loved your Christmas photos. Merry Christmas!

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