Christmas Wish for Families
Families: extended and blended.
Trying to make Merry in a day;
Christ, what a task set before you!
You thought that the Pharisees were tough.
Little did you know…
Ancient festering insults
Stewing with the roasted potatoes
Ladled over past neglects and over-sites
A week to resolve the conflicts
Before the New Year’s Resolutions:
Pains stashed away for the next gathering
What if the funeral comes before the forgiveness?
Another inherited serving of ancestral debris:
Heaped upon the next generation.
Wake-up! Smell the mistletoe!
Embrace and kiss:
Not the Italian kiss of death;
Nor the Judas touch
But, the kiss Mary plants
On the face of
New Born Hope.
December 26, 2011