Friday, December 29, 2017

ADIEU TO DECEMBER 2017 By Polly Guerin

Must we say Adieu to December?
Those halcyon days I remember

This chilly month brought the sleet,
Blazing fire, and Christmas treats

Let's not forget the instant snow
Caused the city to take it slow

New Yorkers' mood was transformed
Christmas greetings were the norm

Then came the window holiday show
With child-like wonder, that we know

Celestial music and carols were sung
Even before winter's tale had begun

Then Hanukkah, Kwanzaa held fast
To other traditions that forever last

Against winter' warring icy blast
Glow warm deep hearth and last

Bright and warmer into the velvet night
Look at the night stars ablaze, alight

Time to make amends with family/friends
Let the fire of hospitality never, ever end

With charity, compassion in the heart
Prepare for a new year before it starts

Burn ever brighter clear flame of love
As we praise, give thanks for joy above

Round out the end of this precious year 
With grateful hearts for all that is dear.