Season's Greetings! (A Poem Enclosure to Accompany Your Christmas Letter)
This annual Christmas Letter seems like a seasonal chore,
at once quite daunting, brain-wracking, for memories of yore.
It wouldn't be so bad, I guess, if quickly done and sent,
but that would never do for friends, so I herewith relent.
I sit down at this desk today to tackle this "king" of chores;
the only consolation is: today I might get yours!
I hope that in the days ahead, as Christmas mail arrives,
my hope and wish will come to pass with stories of your lives,
and all you've done/endured/and wished, finds print upon a sheet
you've labored over just like me, with thoughtful notes and sweet.
Your "who, what, when, where, how and why" displayed for me to see.
This one time out of all the year, they matter most to me.
We'll talk of kids, and parents dear, the kids we used to be,
of changes to our households in this land kept safe and free.
Such sadness as we have that's past, and fears for what may be,
will all be shared this private way, again 'twixt you and me.
And when this season's over, and its "things" get packed away,
Your Christmas Letter sent with love, my mind's eye will display.
So labor on, time's quickly gone, it comes but once each year.
We wrestle words, but not in vain, for those can bring us cheer.
The year winds down. The months have passed. A new year soon is here.
Let not this year, with all that's new, be cast aside too soon.
This note I send, my hope, my wish, are in the mail at Noon.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
(c) 2010 Demas W. Jasper