Often the truth we sadly miss
As we see only what we know.
Nor each occasion could reveal
The gravity of what we feel,
On things we dare and dare not do.
Yet, though in vain, let me express
One simple thought, one sincere wish:
That may with love and peaceful bliss
Replete you find the Holidays!
And may the seasons thereafter
Be seasoned with mirth and laughter.
The rare occasioned somber sky
May not but serve to amplify
The happiness of days gone by,
And glories of unyielding prime,
And promises of days that lie
Uncharted in the blue abyss
And daunting vagaries of Time!
May each grief find sweet redress;
Alien to fears, much less to tears,
May triumphs and exploits increase
All through the fast succeeding years!
H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S !!
Merry Christmas & AHappy New Year to you ALL!!!
=<+>=*I have circulated this piece every year from way back when I first wrote it in 1980. This year, though I’m slowing down in the uptick, I don’t find sufficient reason to stop doing it this year. So wherever you are and whatever you are into, may all your endeavors be rewarded with the bounty you deserve both materially and spiritually.
Incidentally, this piece is also on page 170 of my book released by FriesenPress last year, 09/2011. C.f., http://www.flirtingwithmisadventures.com/orderthebook.htm