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  • Writer's pictureWendy Elizabeth

A (new) Christmas Story

‘Tis the week before 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 wondering what Santa will bring.

Shopping malls are filled from morning till night,

As Everyone tries to find something “just right”.

Houses are decorated, Menorah’s are lit,

After too many snacks our jeans don’t seem to 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?

We promise to be better, and have more direction,

Just one more chance, and we’ll try for perfection.

Back to Shopping – just in case we haven’t gotten it all,

Maybe it’s time to drive back 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 put colored lights on trees?

But our intentions are good, And we are sorry for freaking. I guess our Joy got a little lost, and could do with some tweaking.

Because Children are happiest when they are with Us,

So forget all the shopping, and forget about fuss.

Spend time with Family and Friends that are dear,

Add Kindness to your list, and have a Peaceful New Year!

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