It's sometimes hard at this time of the year,
In the midst of the bustle and festive cheer,
To find a moment to sit and unwind,
And think of the year that you're leaving behind.
Some of it good, some of it bad,
Moments and memories, happy and sad.
Life is a journey, not all of it easy,
It's not always possible to be bright and breezy.
The holly and tinsel and children's pure joy,
Can mingle with thoughts that are out to destroy,
Glimpses of loved one's and ghosts from the past,
Threaten to crack through our happiness masks.
We sit and we worry on what lies ahead,
Thoughts of work, life or health may crowd up in our head,
A mince pie and brandy, a work Christmas do,
May leave you to wonder why you're still feeling blue.
Remember to focus on what you have now,
Each moment is fleeting, be it kisses or rows.
Stay strong for your loved ones, friends and family in need,
The New Year is coming, it's hurtling at speed.
Once the turkey is carved and the crackers are pulled,
When the wine bottle's empty, be it cava or mulled.
Let's lift up our glasses and raise up a toast,
To friends past and present, the one's we love most.
Whatever has been and whatever's in store,
Don't forget that the universe gives strength to endure,
The times that are challenging, tough and unclear,
Make the good times seem sweeter and absent from fear.
So a merry old Christmas to you my dear friends,
A new year is coming so let's make amends,
And hope the next twelve months whatever they bring,
Gives us reasons to celebrate, laugh, smile and sing.
Mummy Poet x