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Holiday Cheer - a Poem

Genevieve is a Wannabe poet and self proclaimed artist who wishes to do something greater in life.

Don't you get tired? Year after year of spending so much time celebrating the same holidays. Spending endless amounts of time buying gifts that will never be used? I don't know about you, but I find it exhausting. And don't get me wrong, but holidays can be a great time to connect with family and friends. But the sheer number of occasions can be mind blowing. Not only that but we import holidays from other cultures. Christmas is now celebrated by non-Christian countries, whats up with that?! So here is a poem inspired by my frustrations. Enjoy!

Holiday cheer

The holiday cheer is here

everyone swept up in celebration

yet those left behind

feel lonelier than ever

Frozen hearts

stuck in rapture of the past

Wishful minds

Thinking tomorrow will be better

The forced holiday cheer

seems apparent to few

who wonder what’s so special

about this day in the year

Where do they all come

from myth or from mind

and bring much needed

importance to our lives

Yet they bring thankful rest

to our busy mindless lives

A reprise from the hectic

lives that we live

But don’t you ever wonder

what made this day so

special, full of meaning

to the persons all over

I don’t mean to dull

your special odd days

just don’t get hung up

on just a few days

All other days can be special

you just have to stop

and look around

Be thankful

be grateful

for seeing this day

Don’t wish for tomorrow

because tomorrow

is another day

So know that you have read it, what do you think? Feel free to share opinions down in the comment section. And don't forget to treasure everyday day as it is. You learn something new everyday. So long for now.

Genevieve Brooks


© 2017 Genevieve Brooks


whonunuwho from United States on December 13, 2017:

Your interpretation is a personal one and I'm glad you shared. Many blessings my friend. whonu

Anusha Jain from Delhi, India on December 12, 2017:

A different perspective is always soul enriching. Indeed we get hung up on these occasions and await event which will bring automatic happiness, effortless cheer. In doing this we definitely limit the endless, boundless joy which can be taken simply from looking around with new eyes.

But then, there is also this: if each day is full of joy, we won't value the happiness. :)

Balance is a good word for sure.

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