A Christmas Poem (& a New Year wish)
Just four days till Christmas, and all through the town, Credit cards are up, and bank balances are down. With the season of Giving getting into full swing. The Children are all wondering what Santa will bring.
We're online shopping from morning till night,
But it's still not enough to get everything "just right”.
Houses are decorated, Menorah’s are lit,
Too many chocolates, and now my jeans don't fit.
People are travelling, Cookies are made,
Presents still to be wrapped, and the table to be laid.
For some a religion, for many a Belief,
For some..... when it’s over..... a huge relief.
The Holidays remind us of who we have lost,
Of what we have done, and was there a cost?
Next year, we Promise, we'll have more direction,
Just give us one more Chance, and we’ll aim for perfection.
Back to shopping – just in case we haven’t gotten it all,
Maybe it’s time to run out to the mall? That last minute sale – that Special thing we must get.
Are we trying too hard? Are we having Fun yet?
Christmas Carols, parties and trees that are faux,
We are running out of Time, so we decide not to go. It all seems so much, too many to Please. And dammit, why is it so hard to string colored lights onto trees?
But our intentions are Good,
And we're sorry for freaking. I guess our Joy got a little lost,
And could do with some tweaking.
Because holidays should just be about you, them and us,
So, forget all the shopping, and forget all the fuss.
Spend time with Family and Friends that are dear,
Add Kindness to your list,
And wish everyone a very Peaceful New Year!