local radio show

so
let me get this
straight
we can’t choose
Christ over Santa
but we can believe in the spirit
of the season.
we
can be offended over the
media saying
we can’t
say Merry Christmas
only
Happy holidays.

we
can say it’s St. Nick who
brings in special moments of joy
say
we still get the intentions
of the season
without midnight mass
just
a visit to
Grandmas’
to feel the
moment of the
day.

but

we can’t be vocal about
choosing a prayer
before
dinner
because a
family member
or friend
finds it silly –
and
we don’t want
to feel
their stare.

What’s the point of this radio show?
other than to promote
a neglect for Christ and his birth

Honey

let’s turn the radio off
Santa can exist on the air waves
be the giver of miracles.
Jesus can sleep quietly in his Manger
and we can search for life
under the
tree

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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