by Kevin T McEneaney

Christmas comes but once a year. We wish more,

but if Christmas came every single day,

it would no longer be Christmas at all.

Sometimes kids imagine hearing sleighbells,

yet adults know the old familiar songs,

recall the birth of family members,

enjoy the gleeful shouts of dazed children….

Let Christos, the Anointed One, arrive

in our hearts, mind, and daily actions

at least for a week, two, or three, a month,

so that joy and generosity reigns

as a gift to everyone we might know!

Make peace with any with whom you have disagreed.

There may be more to joy than we can ever know….