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I WON HONORABLE MENTION FOR: Beautifully Written Spiritual Story
THEME: A Holiday Hero
Here is my entry:
THE CHRISTMAS PRAYER (WC 250)
by Michelle Kennedy
‘Twas eve before Christmas and all ‘round the world,
people were cranky as rumors were swirled.
Division and fighting were having their say;
The Spirit of Christmas seemed far, far away.
But one tiny child, got down on her knees
and prayed up to heaven, “God will you please?”
“People are hurting, uncaring and more…
And no one is giving out help to the poor!”
God sent a sign that He’d heard her great plea-
His tears turned to snow as they touched every tree.
Then He said gently, “All need some love.
I’m trusting you dear, with my gift from above.”
Quickly she ran to her mom in a hurry-
She hugged her real tightly, replacing her worry.
Next, she ran over to neighbor McGee.
She hugged him while saying, “My hugs are free!”
And once she had hugged everyone on her block,
She sat back and waited; eyeing the clock.
At first what she saw was the cheer on mom’s face.
Her heart jumped for joy when her siblings embraced!
Suddenly, a knock was heard from the door.
There stood McGee, with gifts for the poor!
Soon came the masses of peeps from her ‘hood.
Gathered together as good neighbors should.
Kindness brought peace as the people united.
Love spread its wings. The girl was delighted!
The hero, however, was one little prayer.
Sent out from the world in a time of despair.
Merry Christmas to all! Remember the season.
Whatever you do, let love be the reason.