Crumpled Santas on the lawn the night is o’er, their glory gone. Their magic wanes with eager dawn Valiant penguins watch the door Snowmen guardians as of yore Mammoth ersatz beasts galore Plastic lifeless forms they lay Waiting for some midnight sleigh Deflated figures of the day Will Christmas come, or be delayed? Inert synthetics are now grown dull of this, we find our lives are full airwaves push tunes into our skull Is this magic, is this Yule? Cardboard cutouts sideways listing, Paint is peeling, lights are glistening People, stunned, to music listening Roaming blank-eyed through the mall Hoping for the perfect haul Overwhelming all the senses Disintegration of defenses Buying brings an unexpected toll
Cars are honking, Elmo’s tickling Shoppers trampling Bells are jingling Noses freezing Shovels scraping Carols blaring No one caring
The evening star above does rise The stillest silence of the night Resting minds and hearts alike The morning dawns with clean, crisp air the family, born, and chosen, share Build your own heartfelt society, Fill it with the most variety. Once again, those ersatz beasts, flattened sadly near each street, keep in mind the hope for peace That war and strife will soon cease Welcome all into your feasts
Biography: I never even thought about writing until reading about a certain wizarding school. The author had a great idea and brought it to fruition. An addictive reader is a person who is compelled by written language to read anything in front of them. I’ll follow almost any plot to the bitter end. I’ve never kept a journal and haven’t had a writing class. Languages and words are fun, and I enjoy the sound, feel, and look of words. Reading a lot doesn’t make one a writer. However, arranging words in ways that stimulate images in the mind, or feelings in the brain is an absorbing process. I am fascinated by the process and stimulated by the results.