Cheer Is Not What You'd Expect from Christmas

Music: Hey, Ho! What Shall I Say?
Sequenced by Curtis Clark at The Internet Renaissance Band.

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Nicholas Gordon

Cheer is not what you'd expect from Christmas:
Headaches are more like it, lack of sleep,
Raw nerves, rough words, waits to make you weep,
Irritable hours, days, intense, relentless.
So much money, time, so many dreams
Tied to one quick wanton winter's morning,
More an orgy than a merry dawning,
A ritual divorced from what it means.
Still, each year the love within it gleams.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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