THAT TIME OF YEAR!
inform us it cannot be this time of year
which has once again returned.
Look at both sides of this season
I see joy in numerous faces... I see pain in numerous faces...
Shoppers shuffling to seize the first article they see
What of the homeless where on that day will they be?
Even though pain attacks in innumerable forms
Whether being homeless, experiencing illness, joining friends
and loved ones...
This time of year nevertheless flourishes and ceases once more.
Even through my loneliness and pain
I wish for some joy to those lacking a home
lacking any contentment,
lacking anyone not recognizing their ever presence in this world.
Lord look down at us all and grant us some bliss
in whatever stage of our lives we are experiencing.
Comfort the suffering
the loners some peace and happiness if only for a day.
One day is always remembered and cherished
as we pass throughout life’s highway.
Keep the tears on our faces from falling...keep them dry
This is your exclusive day dear Lord
Everyone rejoicing should secure YOU in mind.
(c) Maureen B. Hall