A Christmas Wish

Outside the world bustles in this holiday season

But there is an undertone of unrest, a somberness on faces

As we strive to incorporate traditions in a time of crisis.

We adorn our homes with warm lights and colorful garlands

Filling our quiet hallways with familiar Christmas melodies

Wrapping presents to be placed beneath a sparkling tree

Baking goodies as in the background seasonal movies play

All the while noticing that we do not feel the same.

I feel it too, dear soul, this surreal disconnection

When even glowing lights and carols cannot bolster spirits

Well-intended gifts lose their value over basic human needs

Like health, safety, wellbeing, hope, and connection.

May this be our wish this Christmas season:

To find our safe places

To connect with dearest faces

To bring nurturance to suffering friends

To cling to hope that our hearts can mend.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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