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One Liner Wednesday – It’s Christmas!

Just two days to Christmas. Any other year I would be feeling excited and looking forward to having family together and celebrating the holidays. This time last year who would have thought we would be experiencing a full-blown world-wide pandemic, wearing masks and confined to our homes apart from necessary outings to the food store. Many would be unemployed, broke, destitute and lining up for food handouts. Hundreds of thousands would be dead. It’s shocking.

COVID 19 has touched all of us and my heart goes out to each and every one of you. I hope you and your family stay strong and healthy this holiday season and the spirit of Christmas, which is basically celebrating the joy of life and sharing with each other, will be with you and give you strength.

With that said, I share with you a funny Gary Larsen cartoon that I hope brings a smile to your face. I am also including the video of “We Are The World” The Live Aid musician collaboration to raise awareness of famine in Africa. It has been on my mind a lot lately because of what we are all going though around the world.

Warm wishes and Merry Christmas to all.

For Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday.

Feeling a lot like Christmas – a Quadrille

Feeling a lot like Christmas

Freshly hewn logs
stacked in neat piles
dusted with a light layer
of soft snow
Christmas trees
lined up ready for sale
Excited children
with hearts aglow  
Melodic carols being sung
Chestnuts on a fire
Jack Frost in the air
Memories from long ago
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille
at D'Verse Poets and has prompted
us with the word Glow

Hewn - RDP
Jack - word of the Day

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly
44 words, excluding with title

Image by Melanie Geels from Pixabay 

Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan

Her footprints left tracks
on the snowy road
The frost clung to the trees
Her gait began to slow
The journey was challenging
She hadn’t come very far
Looking behind her
She could see her car
Why had she been negligent
Letting it run out of gas
In her haste to get to her destination
She had created this impasse
Something up ahead shone bright
But then seemed to disappear
She regarded it as a guiding light
and began to persevere
Intrigued by the light
She was drawn to its brightness
Pushing on in the crisp air
A beacon in the whiteness
She missed her footing
Falling to the ground
Crying out in pain
No one there to hear the sound
She lay in the snow
for what seemed an age
No traffic passed by
Her decision had not been sage
Through the falling snow
She saw the light glow brighter
As fatigued as she was
Her heart felt lighter
She could not see a face
As the shadow appeared
She sensed a feeling of peace
and was not afeared
She looked up and saw
a man with a big white beard
He was wearing a red velvet suit
No, this is too weird
I saw you struggle, said he
I brought you what you need
Let’s go and fill up your car
So you can proceed
He helped her into the sleigh
and clicked at the reindeer
A feeling of harmony encircled her
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © 

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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 ❤️

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