Christmas Cheer

Image from Pixabay.

See the reflection in the Christmas ball

Does it tell the truth, does it show us all?

The presents around the tree are they really what you see?

Is everyone as happy as they appear,

All relaxed and full of good cheer.

Did the food all get to the table without a hitch

Did we get on all day without someone being a bitch.

Are grannie’s jumpers really brill?

Did your sister’s mince pies make you ill.

Do you really need another drink?

No, just chuck those glasses in the sink!

If you are not happy, don’t tell me today.

At Christmas everything has to be hidden away.

The drunk can still beat his wife Uncle Nobby can rob a young child of their happy life.

Nothing changes nothing ends, Peace and quiet does not descend.

The poor are still poor and hungry

The irritable are still brutally angry.

Sadly all the bad things don’t go away.

Just because it’s Christmas Day.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. noelleg44
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 20:57:09

    Families are never perfect, are they? But focusing on the most important family (Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the true meaning of Christmas) helps!

    Reply

  2. tesscol
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 21:23:48

    Lets approach the feast day in a positive way. Pray for peace and harmony!

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    Dec 13, 2018 @ 21:56:01

    So true sis 😒

    Reply

  4. Dale
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 02:35:55

    So true… families either put a fake happy face on, or not!
    For some, Christmas is love and fun, for others, miserable and lonely.
    Too much pressure, methinks.

    Reply

  5. Jordy
    Dec 14, 2018 @ 13:21:01

    Chilling truth, Willow! Well penned. πŸ’•

    Reply

  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 16, 2018 @ 02:05:52

    Sadly true in many families, Willow. (We had our bad times, but thankfully outnumbered by good times.) πŸ’—πŸ’—

    Reply

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