Merry Christmas Greetings! / By: Joseph Spence Sr.

Joseph Spence Sr.

 

Merry Christmas Greetings!

To each of you I send this special cheer.
Wishing you Merry Christmas with loving care.
Your warmth has forever touched my heart.
I knew it would from the very start.
Merry Christmas greetings to each of you.
Stay beautiful in whatever you do.
Though some days may be bleak and dark.
Your ship will come for you to embark.
We belong to a family with special love.
May Gods’ blessings descend on you from above.
I pray that your future will be fruitful and bright.
As you continue to walk in His eternal light!

Have a Merry Christmas.
Happy Kwanzaa.
Happy Holidays.
God Bless!

© Joseph S. Spence, Sr. 12/18/19
© All Rights Reserved

Author’s Comments: The above are Christmas stamps issued for use in America. This poem is written in the narrative form with ending rhymes. It’s dedicated to all people. It’s taken from my upcoming book “Sincerely Speaking Spiritually” scheduled to be released in February 2020. Please make this Christmas a special time with friends and family. Also, remember those who are less fortunate because we are all precious in God’s sight. Look forward to the future with great enlightenment and keep expecting that great expectation. May God touch you and your loved ones with His blessings!
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Happy Kwanzaa Everyone: Have A Festive Time!

Unite as one family, nation, and race (Ujoma)
Uplift your community and nation with racial pride.

Strive for self-determination always (Kujichagulia)
Exhibit responsibility, speak, and create one’s future.

Show collective work and responsibility (Ujima)
Build communities and solve problems as a group.

Enhance cooperative economics and businesses (Ujamaa)
Develop unity and profit as one for a great community.

Exemplify a purpose of collective vocation (Nia)
Restore and enhance one’s community for further greatness.

Produce great actions doing as much as one can (Kuumba)
Creating more beautiful and successful community.

Demonstrate faith in honoring all the ancestors (Imani)
Display righteousness in struggles and be victorious.

© Joseph S. Spence, Sr. 12/18/19
© All Rights Reserved

Author’s Comments: The above are Kwanzaa stamps issued for use in America. This Kwanzaa poem in written in the unrhymed couplet format. It outlines the seven principles for everyone to connect with and appreciate. Many around the world celebrate Kwanzaa across the spectrum as a festive time and not as a religion. African American and others in America regardless of race celebrate Kwanzaa from December 26th to January 1st each year. The name Kwanzaa came from the Swahili word “matunda ya kwanza” and is expressed as “first fruits of the harvest.” Many also celebrate Christmas in addition to and Kwanzaa.
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Christmas Praises Trilogy (Senryu Series)

Shining Star

Christmas shining star
radiating all the earth
His presence is felt

angels sing on high
glorious carols above
praises of Christmas

bells ring with beauty
Christmas blessings upon all
praises from the King

© Joseph S. Spence, Sr. 12/18/19
© All Rights Reserved

Author’s Comments: This senryu series is from my upcoming book “Sincerely Speaking Spiritually” scheduled to be released, February 2020. Christmas is a time of singing praises and giving thanks. It’s the most beautiful time of the year. I look forward to the fresh snow, being outside playing around, making a snowman, and returning in side to a warm cup of cocoa with marshmallows. Very refreshing and tasty.
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Epulaeryu Christmas Cake Poem

Such a tasty Christmas cake
Thanks mom—for this treat
Raisins, sugar, cinnamon
Cloves, nutmeg, blended
Aroma so nice
So awesome
Sweet!

© Joseph S. Spence, Sr. 12/18/19
© All Rights Reserved

Author’s Comments: The above poetry stamps were issued for use in America. Epulaeryu Poetry is one of the four poetry forms I created while studying English literature, creative writing, and poetry at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The poem is entirely about delicious food. It has seven lines with a grand total of thirty-three syllables. The meter of the poem is set at: 7/5/7/5/5/3/1. It ends with one syllable of personal expression about the treat.
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Concluding Comments: Remember Christ is the reason for the season. Father Christmas is a representation of His love bring presents and gifts for the little children. His words states “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not for theirs is the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:13-15). Husbands and wives also fill the stockings with gift for each other and their children under the Christmas trees. The scripture states “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of heavenly light with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17). Therefore, fill the stockings or place it under the tree, whichever is best with love and appreciation.
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© Dr. Amb. Prof. Joseph S. Spence, Sr. (Epulaeryu Master) 12/18/19
Senior Advisor to the Founder of Motivational Strips Poetry Platform (Oman)
Man of Peace Award 2019 (Morocco)
Ambassador of World Peace (Nigeria, Africa)
World Poetry Star, World Nation Writers Union (Kazakhstan)
Ambassador De Literature (Oman)
Poetry Bard (UK)
Independent Poetry Laureate (USA)
Who’s Who in Poetry (USA)
Pentasiv B World Friendship Poetry Poet (Philippines)
Poetry Gold Medal Honor (Nigeria, Africa)
Poetry Ambassador Medal (USA)
Master of Creative Impulse, Philosophique Poetica (India)
Ambassador of Human Rights, Diplomacy, and World Peace (Indonesia)

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