Age-old songs, jingling bells
glitter and glow that
outdo the stars ...
Herald the Holidays!
Now is the time for family gatherings
for friendly chatter around a fireplace
for cheery letters to distant loved ones
to stretch a kindly hand to lonely strangers
to bring out the good dishes
light the candles
to celebrate Christmas dinners and Hanukkah feasts
for spiritual renewal and growth
to sing peace and goodwill ~
We, however, cannot ignore
"the dark side of the moon"
depressing headlines, impassible traffic jams
frenetic partying, overworked credit cards
the parents who can't affords gifts
the broken marriages
the sick children!
The list goes on
we know too many beyond comfort
too many hurting, weary, hungry or dying!
yet the sight of a baby's unwritten face
brings tears, hope for the future
certain knowledge of a saving grace!
With Holiday spirits rising
we exchange warm greetings
Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas!
(I am sorry I have not been around to visit
any of my blogger friends, I lost my enthusiasm
to blog or post a poem for a long time now!
Maybe the New Year may bring back enthusiasm to blog again
Time will tell ~
My sweet dog Jake had surgery this past Thurs. to remove 3 masses
We hope the biopsy results bring good news!
Jake is recovering quite well from the surgery
He is truly a trooper!)
Wishing all who see this post much love
and joy during the Holiday season
Blessings to all of you!
I hope I get to pay a visit to your blogs, soon.)
(Picture was taken of Jake a day before he had the surgery
He so loves the snow!)