At Christmas

Christmas Hope Quotes Sayings, quotes_ edgar guest photo quoto

A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season’s here;
Then he’s thinking more of others than he’s thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.

He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime.
When it’s Christmas man is bigger and is better in his part;
He is keener for the service that is prompted by the heart.

All the petty thoughts and narrow seem to vanish for awhile
And the true reward he’s seeking is the glory of a smile.
Then for others he is toiling and somehow it seems to me
That at Christmas, he is almost what God wanted him to be.

If I had to paint a picture of a man I think I’d wait
Till he’d fought his selfish battles and had put aside his hate.
I’d not catch him at his labors when his thoughts are all of pelf,
On the long days and the dreary when he’s striving for himself.

I’d not take him when he’s sneering, when he’s scornful or depressed,
But I’d look for him at Christmas when he’s shining at his best.
Man is ever in a struggle and he’s oft misunderstood;
There are days the worst that’s in him is the master of the good,

But at Christmas, kindness rules him and he puts himself aside
And his petty hates are vanquished and his heart is opened wide.
Oh, I don’t know how to say it, but somehow it seems to me
That at Christmas, man is almost what God sent him here to be

. ~Edgar Albert Guest



I find a lot of truth to this poem. And I pray that the spirit of this season carries all of us into the new year and always.

Merry Christmas.
Shine on πŸ™‚

15 thoughts on “At Christmas

  1. Prosper B. Wealth December 31, 2015 / 11:33 am

    Beautifully written. I also agree with you that the heart of man is really open in any Christmas season. I guess it’s because of the viral nature of the love in the air. πŸ™‚ PEACE!


  2. livelytwist December 30, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Compliments of the season!
    If the poem is true, then Christmas should be every day.


  3. olisakwerah December 29, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    Beautiful poem, good messsage. I like the rhyme scheme.


  4. aimpurpose December 26, 2015 / 9:47 am

    Ah! I wish everyday was Christmas!
    Merry Christmas Uju!


    • uju December 26, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      As do I?
      Peace and light this season πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

    • uju December 25, 2015 / 11:48 pm

      Thank you, Brooke. And merry Christmas to you too πŸ™‚


  5. Adaeze December 25, 2015 / 4:25 pm

    I loved the poem, Uju
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.


    • uju December 25, 2015 / 7:09 pm

      Merry Christmas, Adaeze πŸ™‚


  6. ddream December 25, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    Very beautiful poem! Merry Christmas!


    • uju December 25, 2015 / 7:10 pm

      Merry Christmas, Immanuel πŸ™‚
      Peace and light


    • uju December 25, 2015 / 2:39 pm

      Merry Christmas:)


    • uju December 25, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      I feel the same too πŸ™‚


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