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This Holy Gift is Forever

Poetry allows the release of my innermost feelings. Let me explain by painting a picture in your mind with words!

This Holy Gift is Forever

I’m sitting here thinking of times past
Where I am today, does it determine where the time has lapsed?
People surround me with laughter that even the bluebirds dance in flight
Dance to the melody of happiness and with all their pure delight

But, in my heart, my peace is lost to me from ways that I know not
I’ve always been a happy lady with so much love deep inside, and now I find myself alone with a solemness of living life

People celebrate, family, get to gather in tinsel towns and the gala of lights in the streets
Celebrating the pagan traditions of men with such full delights and plenty of treats
Eggnog and the red man who knows all; there he dares to disguise’ his way
I know he’s not real and yet no one sees his lies or how he grins underneath the gray and if they see it, they don't care!

I feel the sadness of the ways life has tuned to become knowledgeable
Of natures of men and the ordinances of God and His glory prevails, and no one seems to adhere to his thoughts or bow to His throne

Materials, gifts of this, gifts of that but where does the gift mean when the debt is off the charts with no paper to be seen
I know people’s heart places, heading in the right direction as they hustle to get the best their money can buy

When all the while, THE GIFT was paid thousands of years ago as so many people walk by this truth yet so many don't know it
They sweep it under the carpet to create what they do to make materialism legit and then what?
No passing judgment for that isn’t my test, I just know the reasons what the world's meaning is and to forget that God created all men

He sent his Son to show us the way back to the Father
No gift bought here no busy rush to know what we can do if we but run a little further down the road
What do you think that we would find? The gift was given, and this gift is for eternal life and Jesus will lead us to His Father

I revere this Holy Gift and our finite minds can’t seem to grasp the depths of this sacrifice
Grace, mercy, and truth are plenty if we just allow the Light to find us
And for us to find that Light it will show us the way to the Father, and to an eternal life

Unwrap this gift that awaits you upon your knees, it is Jesus who gives all eternal life if we but
Come to him and ask him in

"Let me paint you a picture - a picture with words"

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of writing poetry!

— Donna Rayne

© 2019 Donna Rayne


Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on January 03, 2020:

Thank you kindly, Manatita44 I appreciate your compliments and encouragement! Have a wonderful day!


Donna Rayne

manatita44 from london on January 03, 2020:

It is a time for thankfulness, for the gift of Gratitude … to reflect, to remember … to go forward with renewal and hope. Your words reminds me of this journey. Much Love.

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on December 27, 2019:

Brenda, thank you so much, I'm happy you liked it!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 26, 2019:


This is beautiful!

It truly is a gift.

Thank you for sharing.

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on December 26, 2019:

Thank you kindly, dear Pamela!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 26, 2019:

I think this is a lovely poem. The gift is Jesus touches our hearts.

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on December 25, 2019:

Thank you, Ruby, Dora, and Elijah,

I appreciate you reading my poem and the Lord touching each of you so beautifully!

God bless you all,


Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 25, 2019:

This is a beautiful poem, and your words ring true. The true gift is Jesus.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 25, 2019:

Thanks for this poem, putting the emphasis of this season on the most meaningful gift--the gift of God sending His Son to earth. A blessed Christmas Day to you and yours.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on December 25, 2019:

Very fitting for this season, Donna, expressing the FAT MAN IN RED as a deception mocking the meaning associated with this day. Then how the Catholic Church's giving a special mass on this day honoring Christ--although according to the Jewish feasts for his birth was somewhere between September as October. So today we celebrate it as the birth of Christ out of our ignorance.

Those of us who are at least "Spiritually Conceived", since a new birth must follow a gestating period like caterpillars becoming a butterfly, should celebrate our day conception that is when we began to know we are on our way to, as you entitled it, "The Gift of Forever" life.

Thanks for sharing it.

Donna Rayne (author) from Greenwood, Indiana on December 24, 2019:

Thank you very much, Flourish and I pray you are filled with peace and joy as well.

FlourishAnyway from USA on December 24, 2019:

You have a lovely way with words. This is a fitting topic for Christmas and I hope you are filled with peace and joy this holiday season.

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