Dysfunctional Holiday

Written by: Bambi Graf-Burnham

Gather together all those you 
love.
I'll stay at home with faith up 
above.
You know in my absence where 
I stand.
Healthy, honest, best interest~ 
nothing less I demand.

Be happy, be merry, you'll 
weave more tales today.
Talk bad about others, lie, it's 
your way.
But, please, look in the mirror 
when it's all said and done.
Is this the right battle for you 
to have won.

Recalling fresh young faces of 
those oh, so dear. 
Being given this burden, your 
illness, I fear.
I refuse to cave in, be like you 
'cuz you won. 
Even though I failed to break 
the cycle, in them~it's just 
begun.