What if we were curious about all the different beliefs in the world instead of hating all these individuals for their outlooks?
Here’s a poem that I hope makes a difference. I wrote “Thank you” phonetically in different languages– Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Gujarati (from India),Hebrew, Persian, Celtic, German, Xhosa, Swahili, and Lenape (Native Americans from the Bronx).
Under the poem is a song, “Happy December” from my friend Jaclyn Bradley,a great singer that Americans know from “Breaking Bonaduce.” I love her song, which is about inclusion of major Holy Days (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa) of the last month of the year.
Thank you, December
Thank you, December
and anthropologists that love cultures.
I’m grateful to the complainer
that didn’t want the crèche in Town Square.
“Gracias” to this last month.
That exclusion gave me realization
all holy days are for all from now on.
Holy days holidays for anyone.
“Shehr-scher,” holydays, for epiphanies!
Bodhi, Kwanzaa are journeys
Yalda and Christmas help families.
Hanukkah, Winter Solstice love peace
“Ahhh Bahd,” December 8
Bodhi Day is what Buddhists celebrate
and their own enlightenment
and that Buddha awakened!
“To-dah Rah-bah,” Hanukkah,
8 days lighting the menorah
500 BC a temple restored
in Jerusalem where many found their Lord.
“Moo-shoo-sha-kuh-rahm,” first day of winter
The solstice and Yalda December 21rst
Yalda is Zoroastrian from Persia
Pssst! Freddie Mercury’s their most famous worshipper!
“Goh ruh MAH Hahhguct,” gods and goddesses
The Pagans’ fires and earth’s excesses
are the sun’s life-giving manifestations
and Winter Solstice’s celebrations!
“Danke Schoen,” Christmas day,
created for baby Jesus in the Middle Ages,
doesn’t have to be about money.
It’s really a day that you create
“Engosee,” South Africa, giving us all
the Day of Good Will as its own reward.
For Christians that aren’t commercial
the day after is quite thoughtful!
“Ah-sahn-te” for the first of January is holy.
Kwanzaa’s seventh day of GROWING
harvesting Faith, Unity, and beauty
and living responsibly and creatively!
“Wanìshi,” Powerful Creations:
the air, water, earth inspiration
plants, animals, humans living
night and day thanking all imaginations.
Thank you for reading,
and being understanding
‘cause I believe in love, peace
and every spirituality!
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