A Merry-full Wanting
Broken in pieces a year this has been
Holding our breath, and yet taking it in
Covered up faces and constant wet hands
Shutting up doors and vast empty dry lands
Trying to make sense from our chatter in zoom
Seeking big answers, while living in doom
Keeping our distance and shouting our Love
Stressful and anxious with prayers sent above.
But now, in this season of colourful lights
Of dressing up trees and warm winter nights
When giving can go beyond paper and bow
Becoming a drive by for somebody low
With musical treating and toasts made in air
And reaching each other in kindness and care
A generous note in a card, text or wave
Will show there still is so much more we can save,
We pause and restore a Hope dismally lost
With crossing of fingers at every cost
That sprinkled in magic our hearts raised up high
We look to the New Year and breathe a great sigh
That many more memories are yet to be made
In brightness and colour we will not let fade.
A Very Merry Christmas and a Bright and Hopeful New Year to all!
Paula Antonello, Poetry. Copyright: Monday, December 14, 2020.
Image: Christmas Lights by Ben White from Unsplash.