Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Not All Are Very Merry...


Photo credit: careworkshealthservices.com


There have been Christmases

when we hung the garland

and shopped and partied

and tried to force festive smiles

while our broken hearts

wanted to hide in solitude

because a parent died

or there was illness

or the marriage

was falling apart


There have been Christmases

we wanted to cut

out of the calendar

even though

Jesus was worthy

of our fullness


He understood

even if we didn’t, then


Ah, but this

is a Christmas of joy…

We shop with enthusiasm

We sing carols as we trim

and our hearts dance

as we praise Him mirthfully


We’re healed

and Christmas is a wonder


Maude Carolan

Here I am with a copy of my book

"Behold the Lamb...poetically!"

It's available online at Amazon & Barnes & Noble.

For information go to www.maudecarolanpych.net.

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