I've pretty much been at work since Christmas Eve so I haven't had a lot of time to write or do much of anything outside of just that, work. This morning though I took some time to write a poem I have been thinking about this week. As I drove through my brother's neighborhood the day after Christmas, and through other parts of town this week, I kept seeing discarded Christmas trees. When I went into a store I would see discounted Christmas decorations and themed gifts. It all seemed very sad to me. We spend so much time, pretty much starting in October, gearing up and hyping Christmas, only to throw it all away after one day. I wrote this poem with that thought in mind. That the Spirit of Christmas should be more than just once a year, the fellowship of man should be more than that. But it's not, and that's sad. I hope you like the poem, I'd appreciate any feedback.
After the Yule
The Holiday has come to close,
And the Christmas spirit is now repose.
For the weathers turned a cold, bleary bleat,
As the warmth of the season has grown complete.
Lights once bright have turned to dim,
The halls once decked have lost their trim.
Trees so green with ornaments bright,
Now lay in the street, a decay of blight.
And the sense of charity, once so profound,
Has lapsed again, to hibernate unfound.
All the feelings of mirth and cheer,
Are fleeting away, like Santa's reindeer.
How funny it feels that after just one day,
We all return to our selfish ways.
Gifts we gave, the meals we shared,
Are forgotten again, till next years cared.
The White Christmas that we coveted so,
Is broken in muck, the melted slush of snow.
And we say goodbye with smiles and mirth,
To the one day we give them worth.
All through the year we push and we take,
How often forgetting of charity's sake.
So consumed are we with our own selfish needs,
That we don't take the time for our hearts heeds.
If only we could saved some spirit to tithe,
A remnant of this day throughout all of our life,
We'd know that feeling everyone of our days,
But after the Yule, we lose the tides of our ways.
The 26th of December sees Christmas on sale,
That thought alone is the reason we fail.
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