Bright and playful lights remind me once again Christmas has come.
It gives me a little present each time I step out the door.
Evergreens, frost, jingles, and carols are a welcome,
but quickly forgotten surprise.
I’ve been so busy that I’ve properly forgot how to celebrate Christmas.
Others, too, when I look, are bustling along with their lives–
Caught in a stream of everyday worries, responsibilities, and stresses.
Frustrated, I try to remember a lost Christmas–
The smell of spiced cocoa wakes me up from my reverie
Peppermint stings my nose
As falling snowflakes give me shy winks
It’s cold outside, but my spirit is warm this season
The end of the year is upon us
But already we forget to take it slow
For the sake of our families, friends, and ourselves–
We need to remember the serene nature of the season,
Be grateful and reminisce
Asking me my Christmas wish one starry night, I answer–
Truthfully, I don’t know…
Snow? Presents? World peace?
Honestly, as long as we are happy, then I’m content
Let’s drink cocoa by a warm fire and daydream of
The perfect Christmas
Snowflakes will greet us by the window
While our body heat keeps our spirits warm
During a cold season where we even forget ourselves