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A Thought for Today

Use caution in thinking ill of others and even more in reporting it.


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Rod's random thoughts Holidays were meant for lonely people. I always meet the best of them when holidays are near.

Maybe the purity of snow has more to do with snow than stuff of stronger substance.

Be tender when you bid your friends goodbye. Who knows when you will meet again.


The year
now winding down
I pull my winter coat
a little tighter
and walk out through the snow.

Everywhere the world is waiting
for Father Christmas to come.

I do not think
he'll disappoint us
this time out.
I think he knows
we've earned our toys
our tinsel and out time
to be together peacefully
this year more than ever.

Happy Christmas
to the man in red and white
all the children everywhere
and those who love each other
                 and themselves.

Happy Birthday
to the Christ child
         and the country.

And to you
be happy and be kind
keep Christmas in your heart
be patient. The snow will melt
as our love for all things good
             will go on growing.

-from "The 1976 Animal Concern Calendar & Datebook," 1975

1961, 1975, 1989, 2001 by Stanyan Music Group & Rod McKuen. All Rights Reserved
Birthday research by Wade Alexander o Poetry from the collection of Jay Hagan o Coordinated by Melinda Smith
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