Thanksgiving is done, now we have to run
to keep our waistline from expanding.
Wow, it's Christmas once again;
we're scratching our heads and wondering
just how a year has passed so soon,
and what gifts to give we are pondering.
Deals we grabbed Black Friday morn
will have some hearts engaging
in treasured interchange so thankful.
We search in stores and online too
for trinkets, toys and flashy bangle --
talking, thinking, tracking - the month through.
December is hustle and bustle time;
Christmas carols make the air chime
with all sorts of special sentiment rhyme.
Thanksgiving vibes flow through our veins,
fill the atmosphere with celebratory strains.
Our hearts overflow with holiday cheer
as carols ring out in the blustery air.
Tinsels, lights and bows are strung
along the streets, in our homes are hung
as shoppers search for gifts far flung.
Christmas carols begin to be sung
by old and young and those in between,
and one can almost see a glistening sheen
as everywhere people cast doubt aside
and swear by His will they do abide.
Thanksgiving Day we'll offer up a prayer
for all the love, food and wealth we share --
the Spirit overcomes all we cannot hold dear.
Photo above:The First Thanksgiving -- by Bettman/Corbis @ Smithsonian.org,
October October brings cooler days and colder nights blanketed with red and yellow, crimson and orange — color sights to deck the hills, welcome bellows whence we fan the flame on cold nights. Bonfires and hayrides, fun for all, caramel apples and smores bites fill tummies midst those dunking calls. Bobbing for apples, ghoulish frights are all part of October fare; fall festivals and frightful dights round out the Trick or Treat scare. Then as the month comes to a close we pull out our warm winter clothes, wear a scarf to cover our nose.
Photo above:Fall Apple Harvest -- Portland Monthly@ google.com.
September The waning days of September bring memories from days of yore, of growing-up, learning the ways employed by those living before. Comforts not thought to be quite new by those who enjoy them today — were considered luxury then and wood heaters merely cliche. Summer ends with fall equinox, cooler nights bring welcome relief, people start thinking to months ahead when holidays will seem too brief. Time will become holiday blur as days and nights begin to whirr — and suddenly appears New Year.
Photo above:Fall Foliage Homestead -- by Matthew Pla @ Unsplash.com.
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