Twas the day after Christmas
and all through my house,
the only creature stirring was my
The weather wasn’t frightful,
in fact it was quite delightful (for Michigan, that is)
I’m sure the stores are crowded
but I don’t care.
No gift’s to return, no running around
collecting receipts so right sizes could be found.
I enjoyed my Christmas, such as it was
but miss it meaning more than
it does anymore.
In this post-modern world,
where everyone’s connected
except at the heart, so no one’s accepted.
We stopped caring long before
iphones, computers and Blackberry’s
before everyone became year-round Grinch’s.
Promises mean nothing
sugar coated lies
Rules are changed
So are laws without
much thought to the people involved.
Wars continue people hate
over things that don’t matter.
Oil burns, the Earth warms
but some don’t hear Mother Nature’s
cry for help.
Some have made a deal with
To seize power
at any level.
The rest of us
just want to hold on to
the best of us.
Our families, friends, children
Husbands, wives, parents.
I miss those who are gone
especially this time of year
who brought me joy and good cheer.
I remember them fondly as I do my dad,
who’s at the end of his life
and it makes me sad.
People talk, but no one listens
everyone has ideas
but no solutions.
We were the generation that
was suppose to make things
Instead we made it worse
by ignoring others and
It’s easier to write a check
then it is to give a heck
about people who need help.
To get up off our asses
and make a difference in people’s
lives regardless of the time sacrificed.
Love is what’s needed, not hate
Change comes with a smile, a hug
and a kiss.
From a handshake, a meal shared
a trip taken to parts familiar and
Hope comes from within
not from a President, Prime Minister
Pope, Chancellor or Queen.
So as we end Twenty eleven
and slide into 12, remember that
kindness and love are the only tonics
for the problems this world faces.
And solutions that help all
big and small.
People will die, babies be born.
People will scream and hollar
about this and that
and the almighty Dollar.
At the end of the day
no-matter your take home pay
you still find your own joy peace
in what you give, not take away.