Seasons pass along through whims of regularity,
Spring, fresh as a daisy leads the way till holly time.
Surprises and life’s challenges of arrive to test us,
Each finds variety in ills or more favourable events.
December offers comfort to console those wintry blues,
Wrapped inside the rush and trimmings of Christmas.
Thoughts consider memories of gatherings to celebrate,
Fun times when children wished upon notions of Santa.
It provides a coming together of near and far away faces,
Sitting side by side, or shared by the wonders of technology.
Savouring the warmth of connections and the bonds of love,
Plans rest upon family and friends united by a common date.
Reviewing all that has passed, while considering a new future,
Joys always inspired by belonging to this most welcome festivity.
Taking account of those threadbare calendar days remaining,
A true kindness for those words shared and received, world-wide.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 18/12/2014
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