MERRY CHRISTMAS, BUT PLEASE . . .
Don't Invert The Christmas Tree!
Ah! Christmas partying indeed, is now on everyone's mind
Where shop-till-you-drop-gifts for every human kind,
and fiesta food with merrying plans are coming together
around a Christmas tree
and Santa's picks!
Time crunching is the name of the game.
Frantic lists, cards, lights and decor,
cleaning up and clearing out
living room litter, to make
way for a tall tree, candles
and holly wreaths!
But how about us stopping to step aside . . .
To think of ways to quench a spirit so parched.
Music I guess, is a means to seek, as a soothing salve
for the harried mind that can fill itself
with some remembering music,
and able to hum along with a steaming cup of tea,
to sing and tune out those weighty,
wearying blues! Or,
coming to a beach, sitting by a lonely sea
is one other beautiful escape that can clear
a roiling state of mind, to let lapping waves
wash away the Season's countdown
jitters! Or maybe,
how about an early dawn walk?
Yes, a long walk along nature's trail,
to calm a restive mind that's
quite a-losin' it's grip!
For, Christmases are
not merely for what
the eyes can see,
nor what the
ears can hear,
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