Thursday, December 24, 2015

HO HO HO From the Secret Hidden Bunker!

A HOWLING MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE SECRET HIDDEN BUNKER!


I heard the bells on Christmas Day 
Their old, familiar carols play, 
And wild and sweet 
The words repeat 
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! 

And thought how, as the day had come, 
The belfries of all Christendom 
Had rolled along 
The unbroken song 
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! 

Till ringing, singing on its way, 
The world revolved from night to day, 
A voice, a chime, 
A chant sublime 
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! 

Then from each black, accursed mouth 
The cannon thundered in the South, 
And with the sound 
The carols drowned 
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! 

It was as if an earthquake rent 
The hearth-stones of a continent, 
And made forlorn 
The households born 
Of peace on earth, good-will to men! 

And in despair I bowed my head; 
"There is no peace on earth," I said; 
"For hate is strong, 
And mocks the song 
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" 

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: 
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep; 
The Wrong shall fail, 
The Right prevail, 
With peace on earth, good-will to men."

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written during the Civil War
 

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Michael,

Thank you for printing this. Thank you also for all that YOU do for all of us throughout the year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your "Sweety"!

Life Member

1akmaninfl said...

Michael.....

How ironic... I've had "Bell's on Christmas Day" laid by for several days, ready to recite at the family gathering tomorrow. You beat me to it my friend....but I shall prevail.

This will follow as the Blessing:

"When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with the flocks,
then the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal those broken in spirit,
to feed the hungry,
to release the oppressed,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among all peoples,
to make a little music with the heart…

And to radiate the Light of Christ,
every day, in every way, in all that we do and in all that we say.
Then the work of Christmas begins."

We'll be thinking of you..... May the Lord Bless you and keep you, D & M, and may His Light shine upon you all your days".

JJ and NJ

Jason Crotteau said...

Merry Christmas to all at the secret hidden bunker 2.

Jason Crotteau said...

Merry Christmas to all at the secret hidden bunker 2.

Miguel GFZ said...

Feliz Navidad! (And not the Jose Feliciano version, please!)

Jordan Coulson said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Michael!

Old 1811 said...

I remember reading that he wrote the poem shortly after receiving word that his son had died of wounds received at Gettysburg.
That would tend to sour one's outlook on "peace on earth, goodwill to men."

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Guy

papas games said...

I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it.Cheers for the info!!!! & This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. I like play games Piano Tiles 2 game online, Score Hero game, Dream League Soccer, download camera b612 and descargar b612 gratis. How about you?

Maya Mukharjee said...

Thanks for sharing this Post, Keep Updating such topics.
finance-zoo

kittu Jain said...

Thanks for sharing this post, great post.
How to factory reset an iPhone

Jay Rathore said...

read this above post its very greatful for me thanks sharing this post ,great post.
how to root your android phone,
how to root android

Sunil Goswami said...

I have read this above post its very nice for us thanks sharing ,great post.
pan card acknowledgement number,
How to Apply Pan Card

bui loan said...


Thanks for sharing your post. Thanks to this article I can understand more about it. This article is very easy to understand and useful
Return Man|Douchebag workout 3|download b612|Douchebag Workout 2|Return Man|don't tap the white tile|Douchebag Workout|Photo Grid|b612 app|piano tiles 4|Return Man 2|Photo Grid Free|b 612|unblocked games|Return Man 2|Douchebag Workout

Sunil Goswami said...

Thanks to sharing all post.
creditsmart
quora,
about

Jay Rathore said...

Thanks sharing this post
androidphone
rootandroid
android

Jay Rathore said...

Great sharing ,awesome post.
androidphone
rootandroid
android

Jay Rathore said...


androidphone
rootandroid
android

Maya Mukharjee said...


Nice post and great community which can help with comment in every fields and increase knowledge of all field because every person share different iedas and topics so its very nice post to archive good tips for life. thanks for this post.
tecgrtfte
tersssgrr
thtdfhye

Sunil Goswami said...

Thanks This is the best community for discussion about any topics and sharing best ideas, knowledge and thought. and have great Article sharing platform. I like this concept. Thanks a lot of all.
myftge
supsup,
msaaodsdkhf
asspsADdmo

Sunil Goswami said...

best community for discussion about any topics and sharing best ideas, knowledge and thought. and have great Article sharing platform. I like this concept. Thanks a lot of all.
panknowpan
knowpan
knowpan

Jay Rathore said...

I really liked your article , your article is very petrified me in the learning process and provide additional knowledge to me , maybe I can learn more from you , I will wait for your next article article , thanks
asandroidndidphone
ndrootdsoid
arootasandroid

Maya Mukharjee said...

NICE for giving a chance to share ideas for your comuty i really thanks for that great post.
jhfkdfk
giuijds
kfkhf

madhvi said...

Thanks for giving this apporchnity to post a comment in your commuty is a nice post sharin by you thanks.
dsbookt
ppost
ifiehigl