Ready Our Heart

We buy online,
we clean, wrap and bake;
with careful splendour
we decorate.

We send cards
of good wishes
and bring out the
good dishes.

We chat on zoom,
and also on Skype;
a few seasonal emails
and posts we do type.

We remember the past,
and days of our youth;
hot chocolate and cookies
for our sweet tooth.

Though this year is different,
not as joyous a task;
we must smile with our eyes
with our mouths under mask.

Not as many can come,
if any at all;
missing our loved ones,
tears escape and do fall.

The lights went up early,
as did the trees;
to squeeze out as much joy,
while we fight this disease.

The carols are joyful,
Christmas movies galore;
perhaps even a Christmas star
only seen once before.

Perhaps it’s a sign
of the one we remember;
the reason we celebrate
each and every December.

We must not forget,
whether near or apart;
to not just ready the house
but to ready our heart.

© Leslie C Dobson

If you liked this poem, you can find additional ones on the poetry page of my website.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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