Crowds. Anthills of humans stirred,
Prowling the aisles for deals.
Bouncy, sugary sweet tunes
Endlessly repeat, but somehow
Pour peace into our minds.
Merry Christmas…Happy Holidays?
How did politics get in here? Who invited them?
Joy’s virtues extolled in word and song and film
Christmas is here.
Lights grow on trees, houses, bushes,
Mini Macy’s day floats spring from yards
Internally glowing with Christmas Spirit.
Pastries and goodies and dinners, oh my!
Jesus, the Christ child, in plastic and wood and glass
Dusted off, arranged with the menagerie on countless shelves.
Cards and special gifts and family and friends.
Hope. Above all, hope.
Sunlight evaporates all the trappings leaving only
Darkness will not persist…Hope.
God loves us…Hope.
Jesus came to rescue us…Hope.
Light can be touched, felt, experienced, internalized.