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Day One Hundred and Eighty-Four: A COVID Christmas Poem-“Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2020”

Someone sent this to me via the Internet and I want to credit author Shawna Hickling for this wonderful poem (someone just sent me her name via the Internet when asked by another blogger) and I wanted to share it with all of your readers and bloggers all over the world as it was shared to me a week ago. I think this describes all of us:

“Twas a few weeks before Christmas 2020” by Shawna Hickling

*Thank you Ms. Hickling for sharing this with all of us bloggers all over the world. We appreciate it!

Christmas Cottage

Twas a few weeks before Christmas

And all through the town,

People wore masks,

That covered their frowns

Christmas Cottage 2020

The frown had begun

Way back in the Spring,

When a global pandemic,

Changed everything

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They called it corona

But unlike the beer,

It didn’t bring good times,

It didn’t bring cheer.

Christmas Cottage 2020

Contagious and deadly,

This virus spread fast,

Like a wildfire that starts

When fueled by gas.

Christmas Cottage 2020

Airplanes were grounded,

Travel was banned,

Borders were closed

Across air, sea and land.

Christmas Cottage 2020

As the world entered lockdown

To flatten the curve,

The economy halted,

And folks lost their verve.

Christmas Cottage 2020

From March to July

We rose the first wave,

People stayed home,

They tried to behave.

Christmas Cottage 2020

When summer emerged

The lockdown was lifted,

But away from caution,

Many folks drifted.

Christmas Cottage 2020

Now it’s December

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And cases are spiking,

Wave two has arrived,

Much to our disliking.

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Frontline workers,

Doctors and nurses,

Try to save people,

From riding in hearses.

Christmas Cottage 2020

It’s true that this year

Has had sadness a plenty,

We’ll never forget

This year 2020.

Christmas Cottage 2020

And just ’round the corner’

the holiday season,

But why be merry?

Is there even one reason?

Christmas Cottage 2020

To decorate the house

And put up the tree,

When no one will see it,

No-one but me.

Christmas Cottage 2020

But outside my window

The snow gently falls,

And I think to myself,

Let’s deck the halls!

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So, I gather the ribbon,

The garland and bows,

As I play those old carols,

My happiness grows.

Christmas Cottage 2020

Christmas ain’t cancelled

And neither is hope.

If we lean on each other,

I know we can cope.

Christmas Cottage 2020

Author: Shawna Hickling

*I was sent this from another blogger and I want to give Ms. Hickling full credit for her work. Another blogger found her name for me and we all wanted to say ‘thank you’ for cheering us up! Bloggers all over the world want to thank this author for sharing this with us as a group of bloggers shared this with me. It really brings out the spirit of the holiday.

To all my fellow bloggers, have a good holiday and let’s hope for a better and safer New Year!

This whole situation let’s all know to appreciate what we have in life.


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