letter to santa

SANTA ! I don’t want gifts underneath the Christmas tree
All I want is a loving family.
A family that I can call my very own and feel that I belong.
There are so many of us here where I stay
And every night we all kneel to pray.
I want loving arms to hold me when I am in pain
Not abuse me and make me feel ashamed.
We are not bad kids – we’ve just been abandoned and abused
And for many adults we have no use.
SANTA ! We are not different from others
We want a family with sisters and brothers.
I know you don’t have a family in your Christmas bag
But if you did , I’d be so glad.
Maybe you could leave a note on all the stockings tonight
“ adopting a child would be a Christmas delight “

From a kid who believes in you !
© L . RAMS 122117

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Christmas Remembrance

It’s been a while since I’ve been here
It’s time to spread good will and cheer
There is so much gloom in the world today
And many have forgotten how to pray
With family and friends we are no longer in touch
Because of fires , earthquakes , hurricanes and such .
With that in mind I’ll make some time
To say a prayer for yours and mine.
Christmas is remembering what we do have
Not what we lost , so our problems
To the wind we must toss.
Now is the time to get up off your ass
You cannot change whets already past .
So teach the children about the birth of CHRIST
And all he had to sacrifice. By giving up his life
So that we could live – more than that he could not give!
He was but a child when the three kings appeared
Creating gift giving , good will and good cheer.
Centuries have passed since this took place
And it has spread from race to race.
No matter what struggles come our way
But for now let the children play.
( show the children the true meaning of Christmas
And never take CHRIST out of Christmas )
© L . RAMS 121517

days of old Christmas

You can feel the magic in the air , it’s the Christmas
Spirit that’s everywhere.
Thanksgiving is gone and the mad rush has begun
With Black Friday sales for everyone.

Your children’s eyes are open wide , hoping to get that big surprise.
Bicycles , skateboards , roller blades and more
Electronic games . Xboxes and PS4

Yet some still hold on to days of old when children played in the cold.
Waiting for that first snowfall to build a snowman and have a snowball fight
This was the children’s delight .

Getting your sled and taking it to the top of the hill
and sliding all the way down – “was such a thrill” .
And in the city or in the suburbs , the sounds of the children’s laughter
Was all that was heard.

Where children would walk by your side greeting others
With a “ hello “ or “ hi “ and wishing everyone a a “ Merry Christmas “
And a “happy new year “ and walking the streets without any fears.

Time does not stand still and things must change, but children
Should not be in the house playing some games.

“ bring back days of old Christmas “
© L. RAMS 112617 ( new )

what is Christmas

What is Christmas without family , without presents underneath the tree
What is Christmas without faith , hope and love
Given to us from the Lord up above.
What is Christmas without the smiles and joys
Of the children playing with their toys.

When your mind is empty and not a memory to be found
And you feel like your dreams are laying on the ground.
This is the time that you look at the world thru the
Eyes of every boy and girl.

The spirit of a child is an everlasting light that reminds you
Of another child s sacrifice.
This vision was seen by three kings from afar who traveled
To where he was by following a star.
The gifts they gave was the start of something new
And to this day the tradition has followed through.

It is called Christmas- Christ – Mas – meaning more of Christ !
What is Christmas ?
It is different for everyone ! But for me it’s the birth of GODS SON .
© L . RAMS 112617 ( new )

chanukah and christmas

Chanukah And Christmas
(footnote)

2100 years ago a band of Jews defeated the Greek army
And drove them off their land, reclaiming the holy temple
In Jerusalem and rededicating it to the service of god.
when they sought to light the temples menorah
They found only a single cruse of olive oil that
escaped contamination by the Greeks.
Miraculously the one day supply lasted eight days.
The sages instituted the festival of Chanukah
To publicize these miracles.
The Dreidel which is a four sided top with a
Hebrew letter on each side which means
“ a great miracle happened here”
was used later on in the years to give thanks to god
Without the enemy knowing that they were praying.
Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.
Chanukah is probably one of the best known Jewish holidays, not because of any great religious significance, but because of its proximity to Christmas. Many non-Jews (and even many assimilated Jews!) think of this holiday as the Jewish Christmas, adopting many of the Christmas customs, such as elaborate gift-giving and decoration. It is bitterly ironic that this holiday, which has its roots in a revolution against assimilation and suppression of Jewish religion, has become the most assimilated, secular holiday on our calendar.

Christmas and Chanukah are known world wide
But these two faiths do not collide.
They walk hand in hand
For they came out of the promised land.

You see: the son of god was born a Jew
The Romans felt this was taboo.
No other religion could exist
This was controlled by the Romans fist.

JESUS preached in synagogues throughout the lands
Something that the Romans did withstand.
His own people wanted his death
But little did they know
That with this- a new faith would grow.

The cross on which he died became a symbol
Of Christianity, and that’s the way
God meant it to be.

Chanukah is eight days of giving while the Christian
Holiday is just one day, but during these
holidays we all kneel and pray.

We give GOD thanks for all the beauties of the earth
And for family and friends, and it is something
That will never end.
As long as man holds a belief in their hearts
And faith, -then all will be overcome and
Let GODS will be done.

louis rams

the ” ultimate christmas “

Children around the world waiting for Christmas day
So many letters to Santa, with so many things to say.
Asking for every toy ever known to man
And all his little elves giving a helping hand.

It is no longer dolls, wooden soldiers, and rubber balls
That they ask for today.
It is computers and computer games, Nintendo’s and wii”s
That on TVs. you could see virtual reality.
Cell phones and kindles to read your books.
The touch of a finger is all it took.

Even with all the technology today
Children are taught to kneel and pray.
Christmas isn’t just a day of gift giving
For without CHRIST life isn’t worth living.

So don’t take CHRIST out of CHRIST- MAS
Let him forever stay, for in our lives
He will lead the way.

SCROOGE who had the coldest heart in town
On this day CHRIST he found.
He learned the joys of love and giving
And his life was now worth living.
All his wealth he started to share
And his love was beyond compare.

Because of his help and love- TINY TIM survived
For without the operation he would surely have died.
TINY TIM grew up and became as successful as can be
And taught and raised his own family.

Leaving CHRIST in CHRIST-MAS was the key
That helped to pull him out of poverty.
So why do we need ghosts in our lives to appear?
It doesn’t cost anything for love to share.

louis rams

toyland

there’s a Toyland at the mall saying “ come on in we have it all “
The children dressed in winter gear looking for Santa
And his reindeer.
Other children in the mall window shopping and having a ball.
The Christmas carolers all around making shoppers happy
With their sounds.

You can hear church choirs singing silent night
And the houses all lit up with Christmas lights.
Toyland is a Santa’s workshop where elves work never stops
Every toy within your sight is a Childs delight
Sleds , bikes , dolls and more – you can find it at this store.
Through glass windows you can see , the Elves
Working and singing happily.

The children are asking “ Santa where are you tonight
It’s Christmas eve and you’re no where in sight.
They say it only takes you an hour to cover the world
And leave presents for every boy and girl.
We know we’re supposed to be asleep when you come
But seeing you would be so much fun.

There’s a child in all of us yearning to be free
Looking for our dreams underneath the Christmas tree
Then when we get older we put our childhood dreams away
But in our hearts it will forever stay.

We need this Toyland as much as the children do
And this we know is so very true.

© L . RAMS 120716

christmas red suit

The town was completely covered with snow
And the children’s hearts were all aglow.
Christmas day would soon be here
With Santa and his reindeer.
His magical bag would be full of toys
For all the little girls and boys.

Many would try to stay awake that night
In hopes of seeing a red sleigh in sight.
Although this may be a small little town
The Christmas spirit is all around.
The town center Christmas tree with its decorations
Tinsels and lights , leaves the town cheerful and bright.

All the shops with Christmas greetings
Welcoming in the new season and the department store
Windows with all the animated toys
Attracting all the girls and boys.

Yet ! Let’s not forget the child that was born
To give us this holiday , and to him we all must pray.
He gave us a man all dressed in red , who is now
In our hearts and in our heads.
He is here to remind us every year to spread
Gods good will and good cheer.
The children know him as Santa with the red suit
His beard white as snow , leaving gifts and
His HO- HO- HO .
The red suit is the symbol of the blood that he shed
The white is the purity on top of his head.
© L . RAMS 111016

Christmas war and peace

i was looking through some christmas ornaments that were
old , faded and gray . some still looked decent but others
had to be thrown away
each one was a memory of years gone by of when family and friends rejoiced as one and looked up and praised GOD
up on the sky
just like the ornaments that were being thrown away
many had left us in search of other ways.
we all look forward to christmas when spirits and joys start to fly and see the happiness in everybodys eyes.
children awakening and screaming ” it’s Christmas day”
we’ll now have different toys for all of us to play.
just watching their faces as they tear the packages apart
and the anticipation dancing in their heart.
for this one day in life there is joy around the world
and at times battles will stop for all the boys and girls.
any adults will  stop showing the children the hathreds in their hearts , but give them school books , crayons , puzzles and such – anything that will not cost too much.
let them have a childhood , for death , destruction and war will always be around.
so let them enjoy temselves and let’s not put them down’
they pick up rifles and bombs because the elders tell them so
and if that’s the case – why don’t the elderd go ?
(C) L.RAMS 081516

spirit of christmas

All my life I have tried to keep the spirit pf Christmas alive
Yet many kids never get to see a present underneath their
Christmas tree.
In third world countries where food is scarce
People talk about Christmas from centuries past.
The stories may be different but the theme is the same
Of a man who was bearing gifts for the children on his list.
It may be villages and tribes unknown
But generosity is always shown.
A hand made drum for boys to beat
Even a small wooden doll is quite a treat.

Christmas is known by different names
But the thought is still the same.
The spirit of Christmas should be in the hearts of man
So it could spread throughout each land

I know the spirit of Christmas will never grow old
It is a story that will forever be told.
© L. RAMS 051416