Ani’s Advent 2020! – Pondering

ani (2)Dear Santa, I’m a little dog who doesn’t do religion.
I’d rather chase a tennis ball or terrorise a pigeon
Than argue over who is wrong or maybe who is right…
It seems a silly way to me to get into a fight.

I know the Christmas story, ’cause she told me long ago,
About Joseph and Mary when they had nowhere to go,
And that’s the bit that got to me, ’cause someone found a place,
Although they slept with beasts and not with others of their race.

According to the tale we’re told, they slept beneath a star
And shepherds brought their lambs to see and kings came from afar.
They gathered where the Baby lay, beside the ox and ass,
While angels sang above, they knelt in wonder on the grass.

Now, that’s a lovely story that the world will celebrate…
And then go back to living in their prejudice and hate.
They look askance at strangers if they wear a different skin…
I wonder if the Babe returned, if they would let Him in?

You know, I have to wonder, if there’s any point at all,
In putting presents on the tree or trimming up the hall
Unless they feel the Christmas spirit bringing love and peace
And know that it is in their hearts hostilities must cease.

I know, I’m just a small dog and my voice will not be heard,
I’m only good for cuddles and to chase a ball or bird.
But maybe when you visit you could tell them while they sleep
And give them just a bit of your compassion they could keep.

It would be nice to think it could be Christmas every day
(Without the preparations and the bills they have to pay)
But being gentle with each other, giving Love a place
Within their hearts and in the smiles they’d wear upon their face.

Much love,
Ani
xxx

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Published by Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.

38 thoughts on “Ani’s Advent 2020! – Pondering

  1. Ani you are so wise and I agree completely. Those two legs need to stop and think. If or when they can ever get together properly again the need to rethink. They need to get together and celebrate love and kindness more. They need to join friends and family more often and welcome strangers not wait for festivals. ..what do I know Ani I am onlya dog too? But we know don’t we. Love Ani πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  2. Such wise words from one so small! Dot and I agree with you and we try to be kind every day. Today Dot didn’t even chase a cat when she saw it. Perhaps she’s trying to be good for Christmas. Only two more sleeps! xo

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  3. Oh Ani, you are the wisest dog I know. Your wishes are mine, too – peace for more than just one day.
    Garfield send Christmas greetings.
    PS He doesn’t know he is getting a flippy fish toy for Christmas!

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  4. Very wise words Ani. This phrase in particular
    “Now, that’s a lovely story that the world will celebrate…
    And then go back to living in their prejudice and hate.
    They look askance at strangers if they wear a different skin…
    I wonder if the Babe returned, if they would let Him in?”Such a poignant question.
    Christmas blessings to you both. ❀ xx

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