What is Christmas Spirit?
Because I constantly HEAR IT!!!!
“Where is your Christmas SPIRIT?”
Do you mean my joy in Jesus’birth?
I keep my nativity scene up all year
What’s that worth?
“You need to be at the mall and hear the music and see the decorations”
Is Christmas in the decor?
Is Christmas in the song?
Is it our kids waiting for Santa all night long?
I see the joyous family reunions on TV.
I see the embrace at the family arrival surprise.
It just instills depression in me
The sad solidifies.
My life is not a commercial
Nor will it ever be
Or for many
One morning won’t magically fix me
It is a sad reminder
Of the ticking anxiety timer
I can’t make that leave
For you to have a cheerful Christmas morning.
But I fear you’ve missed the point
With the bustle
And the pressure
Real Christmas spirit
In my own heart
I will always treasure.
We are each different
With our own traditions and beliefs
So please let me be
Wrapped up in my blanket
All quiet and warm
Silently thankful the Lord was born.
You may be Buddhist
Praying to the earth, the sun, the moon
And I respect you.
It’s all the hype
Red ribbons galore
That so many abhor
Because they have no family
“Surprise!” At the door
So many are reminded
Sitting at home
How very much
They feel alone
So while so many are wishing Christmas cheer
Some of us have had a devastating year
Hoping to just make it through this day
No one noticing we are being entirely fake
For their benefit
Trying to be joyous
I just want you to know
I know where you are
I know this day can be
More than hard.
Thinking of you in this “holiday cheer”
I am always here.