“Deck the halls with boughs of holly”

Not everyone feels jolly.


What does that word evoke for you?

For me it’s a confusing time of year.

Acutely aware of losses

The absence of living parents

Crumbling “happy families”.

Disconnected from the Christmas’s of my youth


Long dark nights

Tinsel and lights

The chaos of children

Secretly wrapping  ‘til the early hours

Void of religion

I once held dear

Past traditions dissolved

Like melted snow.

I don’t know what Christmas is to me now

I can’t create a fantasy

Nor turn back the clock

Time to create something new perhaps?

© Karen Lighthouse 2022


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