Sunday, December 11, 2022

Christmas Cheer

I think this is becoming my annual tradition, writing about the Merry Christmas barrage I face each December.

Christmas Cheer

Merry Christmas if that's your holiday.

I don't presume to know

what holidays you celebrate,

if you care about religion.

Not everyone celebrates Christmas

Not everyone is Christian, Catholic, 

Protestant, Methodist, Baptist.

Not everyone worships Jesus as their savior.

Celebrate your holidays,

say your prayers and blessings,

read from your holy scripture

if that's what you want to do.

Go down on your knees,

Stand up, sit down.

Cross yourself,

Bow your head,

Cover your head,

Chant, sing, murmur,

Silently pray.

Maybe even try to follow 

  the commandments

  you have been given.

Cards and cheer

  smother us

  for one month of the year.

It's hard to escape the season,

  no matter what you believe in.

You're told Merry Christmas,

  a generic saying.

And asked if you're ready.

  a rhetorical question.