But Jesus’ life would be full of clatter,
for He would erase sin, a serious matter.
Now 2000 years later as Christmas appears,
We replace Jesus with a fat man and reindeer.
We dash to stores, to get the best deals, quick
Leaving children in long lines to meet jolly St. Nick.
Too busy to remember all He did when he came,
We rattle off wish lists, stating brand names:
Now iPod, Now Wii
Now iPhone, Now Dell,
To Target, To Macy’s,
To buy something on sale,