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Christmas spirit was neatly wrapped up Tied with a bow and put upon a shelf Encompassed was kindness, giving, goodwill and cheer Organized in a package held hostage this year Let Christmas pass, speed on by Let it be gone in a blink of the eye Do not bring out kindness, nor give any gifts Goodwill only brings closeness, then there will be cheer Christmas spirit is packed away for now Let's don't deal with that equivalent foolishness this Christmas Do not let a Christmas carol sound out Nor stores decorations flout Let all children go on to school They need to stick to the grind How can they learn if they have toys on their minds? They need to do their homework Don't forget all their chores It is okay if they sometimes are bored Life without the Christmas Spirit Is fine for 11 months So let that package stay upon the shelf Don't start embrasing love and such Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Please turn it off Sleighbells Ring do not sing Do not listen to them this year Do not tell the Christmas story How God _Gave_ His only Son Nor how His Son freely came Being born in Bethlehem Once again let me say Depression works its way How many people suffer In this way!! Written: December 09, 2022 Contest: Christmas Spirit Sponsor: Regina McIntosh I know a little out there, but so many people suffer from depression at Christmas. Look it up so you can know the signs to look for. It could be helped with something as little as some sunlight for some people who suffer from SAD.

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Date: 12/10/2022 12:49:00 AM
Excellent poem, Sara, I understand entirely where you are coming from with this. So sad, and yes its just too much for some. Harry
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 12/10/2022 4:25:00 AM
Harry, Yes, the holidays can be a very upsetting time for some for any number of reasons. The illness SAD is caused by there being less sunlight which causes a chemical imbalance in the brain for some people. Just adding a special light into their workspace or home can eliminate the problem as long as they get the light. Thanks for dropping by. Sara
Date: 12/9/2022 11:17:00 PM
Christmas is a sad time for me since my loving wife passed away. Still I liked your poem.
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Date: 12/10/2022 4:18:00 AM
Thank you, Victor. I am sorry that the season is a sad time for you. I appreciate that you like my poem anyway. Sara
Date: 12/9/2022 10:58:00 AM
- A subject that is often hidden under a rug, Sara ... thanks for writing about it ... many people suffer especially during the holidays :( - hugs
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 12/9/2022 12:12:00 PM
Thank you, Anne-Lise for your understanding comments. I appreciate you dropping by. Sara
Date: 12/9/2022 6:12:00 AM
A beautifully crafted poem, Sara. It's a deep and meaningful verse that directly addresses a much more obnoxious specific topic.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 12/9/2022 7:43:00 AM
Lasaad, I appreciate the kind review and understanding. Thanks for dropping by with your uplifting comments. Sara
Date: 12/9/2022 4:50:00 AM
A deep poem that brings out a not so nice topic to the fore, Sara, well written:)
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Date: 12/9/2022 5:07:00 AM
Why, thank you, Jo. I appreciate the visit. Sara