The Nightmare Before Christmas


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

An Appeal

Dear Reader

65 years ago Mauritius Times was founded with a resolve to fight for justice and fairness and the advancement of the public good. It has never deviated from this principle no matter how daunting the challenges and how costly the price it has had to pay at different times of our history.

With print journalism struggling to keep afloat due to falling advertising revenues and the wide availability of free sources of information, it is crucially important for the Mauritius Times to survive and prosper. We can only continue doing it with the support of our readers.

The best way you can support our efforts is to take a subscription or by making a recurring donation through a Standing Order to our non-profit Foundation.
Thank you.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *