It is Christmas time & the city is all aglow-
Folks are a hustlin’ going to & fro with the flow!
But me, I’m hesitant to wish anyone a Merry or a Happy-
When my heart is really feeling quite sappy.
In putting up Christmas decor I’m very leery-
I’m not feeling very festive or cheery.
My mate & I live in different abodes now-
We are slowly learning the what & the how.
It’s different at the holidays to be separated from your spouse-
At this first time in 56 years – I feel like a louse.
Then I think of those who have entirely lost their mate-
I cannot imagine facing that final fate.
I must count the many blessings that the Lord has given me-
And think of those less fortunate who do not have a “we”
I must stop lamenting & spread the good news of our Lord-
And my selfish thoughts I must not hoard.
So I will go ahead & wish others a Happy & a Merry-
And pray that our Lord will continue to bless me & my Gary!