'Twas a month before Christmas and all through the town,
People wore masks that covered their frown.
The frown had begun way back in the Spring,
When a global pandemic changed everything.
They called it corona but unlike the beer,
It didn't bring good times; it didn't bring cheer.
Airplanes were grounded, travel was banned.
Borders were closed, across air, sea and land.
As the world entered lockdown to flatten the curve,
The economy halted and folks lost their nerve.
From March to July, we rode the first wave,
People stayed home, they tried to behave.
When summer emerged, the lockdown was lifted.
But away from caution many folks drifted.
Now it's November and cases are spiking,
Wave two has arrived much to our disliking.
It's true that this year has had sadness a plenty,
We'll never forget the year 2020.
And just 'round the corner - the holiday season,
But why be merry? Is there even one reason?
To decorate the house and put up a tree,
Who will see it? No one but me.
But outside my window the snow gently falls,
And I think to myself, let's deck the halls!
So, I gather the ribbon, the garland and bows,
As I play those old carols, my happiness grows.
Christmas is not canceled, and neither is hope.
If we lean on each other I know we can cope.
So let me just add to this clever tale,
Christmas is certain, it will come without fail.
For the reasons we celebrate and remember this day,
Is because of our Savior born in a manger of hay.
He came to save us from evil and sin,
Let's join the celebration and thank Him again.
For this is the season of Love, Joy and Peace,
What more do we need to get through this disease.
So pray for your family, your friends and all others,
Merry Christmas to all my sisters and brothers!
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."