White Lies

White Lies

This Christmas will be white
But not with virgin snow
The tree is bedecked with tinsel
But it twinkles minus the glow
The festivities a non-event
The food just a necessity
The only present to unwrap
Was the gift of a penalty
Without someone to love
The holiday holds no appeal
A person alone can be
Regarded as a fifth wheel
Composing yourself for
The inevitable questions
Answering with white lies
Avoiding unwanted suggestions
Eventually it will be over
and be gone for another year
Next time it might be different
Perhaps I could disappear 


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

This poem is for anyone who might be spending Christmas alone.
My heart is with you ❤️

Word Prompts:

White

Tinsel

Bedeck

Compose

Festive

 

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  17 comments for “White Lies

  1. December 22, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I have always hated the thought of anyone on their own for Christmas, and on several occasions we invited friends or family to us for dinner. Two years after my FIL died, my MIL said she wanted to spend the day on her own. There was no changing her mind, so we made sure she had whatever she needed and just rang her on Christmas Day. She said it was the best Christmas she’d had for years. Oh well.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Yes I can completely understand that. It can be a chore for someone who might have spent hours of work and worry for many years, and a lonely nightmare for others. Sad either way 😢. Hope yours is happy this year!

      • December 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

        We’re looking forward to a nice quiet Christmas Christine, just the two of us and the dog. Hope yours is happy too and all the best for the coming year.

      • Christine Bolton
        December 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm

        Yes, our family here us small but will still be fun. All the very best to you too my friend ❤️ Have a Merry Christmas 🙂

      • December 23, 2018 at 4:34 am

        Thank you. All the best. 🙂

  2. December 22, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I enjoyed your poem, and can relate 100%. Thanks for sharing!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 22, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you. Even if we are with someone this year I can remember many lonely ones. Some are even lonely in a full room 😢. Hope yours is happy this year 💕

      • December 22, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        Thanks you, Christine! You are so right about being lonely in a room full of people. I hope your holiday is happy as well.

  3. December 22, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for all those going it alone…

    • Christine Bolton
      December 22, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      You’re sweet. Thanks for your lively sentiment 💕

      • Christine Bolton
        December 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

        Lovely sentiment, I meant to say!

  4. December 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Very well expressed Christine. May you have a lovely Christmas! 🎄💞

    • Christine Bolton
      December 23, 2018 at 8:28 am

      You too my dear Punam 💕🙂

      • December 24, 2018 at 12:59 am

        Thank you so much, dear!💞

  5. December 23, 2018 at 1:04 am

    It understandable. And the inquisitive and intrusive nature of people can’t be changed.

  6. December 23, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    A great post that gives us an understanding of the season for some!!
    xoxoxo

    • Christine Bolton
      December 23, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Yes, I tried. Its so sad 😞

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