Festival of Lights
Houses with bright lights,
Stores playing Christmas music.
'Tis the season to be jolly
and smile when asked if the holiday shopping is done.
Smile when someone wishes you Merry Christmas.
It’s the time of year
when it takes a thick skin
that the Christmas assumptions aren’t personal.
Just accept the good cheer
And celebrate what you want to however you choose.
The symbolism of lights
The tradition of oil and candles,
Are not the providence of one religion.
The festival of lights
the triumph of light over darkness
and good over evil.
Hebrew month of Kislev
Celebrating the miracle triumphs over oppression and oil.
African American celebration of life,
Seven candles, seven principles.
No matter the religion or beliefs,
Festivals. Lights. Symbols.
Brightening the night.
Miracles. Renewal. Gifts.
The goal is to end the year with hope.