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Each year, instead of Holiday Cards, I write a poem that reflects the year just ending. I print it on pretty paper and give them to my friends and coworkers.

This greeting was written in an especially hard year for me and my coworkers. Three lovely women were struck with illness; one died suddenly and the other two lingered and passed away just recently. Amid this, we were asked if we wanted to exchange gifts. No one wanted to and there was an excuse from everyone. Not enough money. I don't know what to get. All of these things were the inspiration for this poem.

Happy Holidays

We seem to have lost the spirit of Christmas
amid the scandal and sadness this year.
So many things have happened in the world
it's hard to be filled with good cheer.

We grumble and groan and complain, it's true
treat each other with indignity and scorn
We see the world with eyes tightly shut
never seeing that gift that was born.

A gift that can lighten a stressful load
or clear prejudice from our eyes
a gift that we have the power to give
it comes in every shape and size.

Please pass on this gift - just give it away
but hold some of it close in your heart.
For we are together but a brief time in life
give it away before we must part.

On Christmas this year, I wish for you
the special gift we can use each day
It's the gift of love - of hope - of peace
that increases as you give it away.

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7 Visitor Comments

i like your poem very much. Christmas is my favorite holiday.
Thumbs up! Well spoken. I give Poet deVine my vote!
Wonderful poem touched a cord!
Happy Holidays by Poet De vine says it all . I searched for 2 days to find something that had the words for what i was feeling. I am not a poet and not very good with words or getting my point across effectively. This says it all. ty so much for letting me use it again.
i just love reading your loverly pomes;keep them coming. please
Very well written poem. It encouraged me to look on the birght side of things.
This poem was very cheerful - Not sad - Very honest - I would like to fine it on a store X-MAS card one day. - Your poem was filled with the Spirit of Christmas

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