T’was a month before Christmas,

And all through the town,

People wore masks,

That covered their frown.


The frown had begun

Way back in the Spring,

When a global pandemic

Changed everything.


They called it corona,

But unlike the beer,

It didn’t bring good times,

It didn’t bring cheer.


Airplanes were grounded,

Travel was banned

Borders were closed

Across air, sea and land.


As the world entered lock down

To flatten the curve,

The economy halted,

And folks lost their nerve.


From March to July

We rode the first wave,

People stayed home,

They tried to behave.


When summer emerged

The lock down was lifted.

But away from caution,

Many folks drifted.


Now it’s November

And cases are spiking,

Wave two has arrived,

Much to our disliking.


It’s true that this year

Has had sadness a plenty,

We’ll never forget

The year 2020.


And just ’round the corner-

The holiday season,

But why be merry?

Is there even one reason?


To decorate the house

And put up the tree,

Who will see it,

No one but me.


But outside my window

The snow gently falls,

And I think to myself,

Let’s deck the halls!


So, I gather the ribbon,

The garland and bows,

As I play those old carols,

My happiness grows.


Christmas is not cancelled

And neither is hope.

If we lean on each other,

I know we can cope. <3 <3


I KNOW that for many of us this has been a very tough time…so much change, loss, grief and sadness. A good friend of mine actually read this out loud to me the other day, and it really made me smile! As soon as he was done, I knew that I had to share! I hope that it makes you smile, too!Β 



Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa!!!!



Joy & Love,

Goddess Mandy πŸ™‚ XO