The Nightmare Before Christmas

Poem

Christmas is more than a day in December

It is all those things we love to remember

It is a special time for families as they plan parties and get together

This year things will be different

Hugs and kisses replaced by zoom and phone calls

No bells ringing or Christmas carols singing

Mesmerising varieties of decorations will go unnoticed

From wreaths to bows, tinsels and stockings

No crowds to admire festive lights and decorations

Festivities suspended due to Covid restrictions

Restrictions impacting upon our daily lives

With measuring social distance as a rule

We live in fear of hugging and sitting next to each other

It’s a virus of uncertainty and fear

Reading ‘It was the night before Christmas-

A visit from St Nicholas’

Parents will tell kids forget the cookies

Leave Santa a mask and sanitiser instead

And what about the reindeer they said

But let us not forget

It’s the season to be jolly

Don’t be gloomy

It’s the season for warmth, laughter and good cheer

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

And Happy New Year

Sonakshi Seetohul  


* Published in print edition on 24 December 2021

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