Christmas In Bethlehem In 1988

I read an article in the news
I feel should put the world to shame
In that little Nazarene Town,
You know; Bethlehem is its name. The little Town of Bethlehem
Yes! place where our Savior was born.
They've chosen it to do fighting;
That City now is much War-Torn. It started just a year ago,
On December Eight was the date;
"Christmas," says Mayor "We don't see
Any reason to celebrate." All Celebrations are canceled:
The RECEPTION ON CHRISTMAS EVE."
Bright MANGER SQUARE "SHALL REMAIN DARK.
I'M sure many a heart shall grieve. Even "Forty foot Christmas Tree"
Will not be lit in usual way
With strings of multi-colored lights.
What a sad price the world must play. It often has many travelers,
Just coming there to see the sight.
This Year, few Christmas, living there
Will Celebrate MOST HOLY NIGHT.

by Joan M. Watrous

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