Monday, November 30, 2020

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 Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme.

Into our first week of lockdown I thought I'd share some Christmas cheer...

Twelve Days of Christmas

A poem for the season!

T’was a Month Before Christmas 2020☃️

 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.

 Contagious and deadly,
 This virus spread fast,
 Like a wildfire that starts
 When fueled by gas.

 Airplanes were grounded,
 Travel was banned.
 Borders were closed
 Across air, sea and land.

 As the world entered lockdown
 To flatten the curve,
 The economy halted,
 And folks lost their verve.

 From March to July
 We rode the first wave,
 People stayed home,
 They tried to behave.

 When summer emerged
 The lockdown 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.

 Frontline workers,
 Doctors and nurses,
 Try to save people,
 From riding in hearses.

 This virus is awful,
 This COVID-19.
 There isn’t a cure.
 There is no vaccine.

 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,
 When no one 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 ain’t cancelled
 And neither is hope.
 If we lean on each other,
 I know we can cope.


  1. ...Jackie, the world going to hell we need a bit of humor and you supplied it. Thanks!

  2. I love your uplifted spirit and the Christmas songs you gave us, especially Chris Stapleton and the poem at the end. You made this solemn time of year seem more hopeful.

  3. Very kewl. Love the Chris Stspleton Xmas album.


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