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Christmas of ‘86

Each Thanksgiving    
a Christmas Wish insert
sponsored by the United Way
accompanies our county's newspaper—  
an opportunity for local ‘Angels'    
to ease less-fortunate suffering    
   
Nothing out of the ordinary    
appeared from previous years—  
a meal, groceries, clothes, toys  
firewood, an affordable home  
help with utilities, a car    
and so forth—    
   
until the request    
by an eight-year-old boy—      
   
"A Repair Kit"  
   
He wasn’t wishing  
for a brand new bicycle;    
but, a $2.00 repair kit    
to fix his old one’s flat    
   
I wasn’t sure    
what to think of that—    
was he appreciative    
for what he had;  
or, just taking care    
of what he owned—  
perhaps he was afraid    
to ask for more    
because he felt    
he hadn’t been good—  
maybe he'd been taught    
the quality of age;  
things aren't made    
like they were, afterall    
   
I thought of Solomon  
who could've asked for anything  
his heart desired—  
but, wished only for wisdom    
to lead God's people instead;  
yet, was gifted all things    
beyond his imagining    
because of humility  
   
Regardless, a new bike    
repair kit entow    
is what this kid deserved—  
anonymously, of course;    
because Angels should remain just that:  
The Spirit of Christmas in disguise—  
   
miracles whose only name is Love—    
proving the humble are worthy    
of so much more    
than imagined possible—  
or wished for      
~
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