A Poem

Everyone in the valley liked Christmas a lot

But the year 2020, it surely did not!

The Year hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!

It spewed and it spouted and fumed without reason.

For eleven long months it had havocked the earth,

And determined it was to stop all forms of mirth.

The children when nestled all snug in their beds,

Had visions of viruses dance in their heads.

And ma with her ipad and pa in his sweats,

Were stressed, tired, and worried; both filled with regrets.

The Year started gloating in fact it was humming,

So pompously sure there was no Christmas coming.

Then out in the world there arose such a clatter,

2020 stopped short to see what was the matter.

All over the land it started to flow,

It started out small, then it started to grow.

First a quick word of kindness, then an action or two,

A few people tried it and then out of the blue,

Another one here and another one there,

Soon everyone showing just how much they care.

The Year how it shuddered, it cringed, and it groaned,

As people chose love and their actions now shone.

Each knew that the other had inestimable worth,

And to help one another: our purpose on earth.

So, “Goodbye 2020!” and “Hello 2021!”,

And as Tiny Tim said, “God bless us, everyone.”

*H/T & apologies to Dr. Seuss, Clement Moore, and Dickens.

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