Christmas: A New Hope?

Christmas, poetry, the power of positive thinking, a new hope, humor, Modern Philosopher“It’s the most

Wonderful time

Of the year!”

They lied.

“Your days

Will be merry

And bright!”

They insisted.

What they don’t

Seem to realize

Is that I

Don’t see Christmas

Through the same

Rose and green

Colored glasses.

Every December,

My oft broken heart

Composes a well-written

Letter to Santa

Begging Jolly Old

Saint Nick

To bring it

True love

On Christmas Day.

Every year,

My poor heart

Breaks yet again

When it discovers

There’s nothing

Beneath the tree.

Christmas is a

Season of giving

Me no reason

To be merry.

This year,


There’s the slimmest

Of chances

That silver bells

Might finally ring

In a house

Too well acquainted

With silent nights.

A new hope

Has appeared

Like a star,

A star,

Shining in the night,

Far off

On the horizon,

Leading this

Wise man

To believe

That the future

Might not be

One eternal

Blue Christmas.

Love is not

In the air,

But perhaps

Kris Kringle

Has another gift

In mind

For the lonely man

In the House

On the Hill.

Santa Claus

Is coming to town,

And for once,

I might need

A little Christmas.

Maybe not this

Very minute,

But sometime,

In the not

So distant



As you know,

There’s no place

Like Hope

For the holidays.

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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11 Responses to Christmas: A New Hope?

  1. Quirky Girl says:

    Hope is a powerful thing. So here’s hoping that your Christmas will have far, far more than just “the slimmest of chances” of being merry and bright. 🙂

  2. Hope is the only thing we can ever have – have a lovely Christmas Austin!

  3. ksbeth says:

    i hope for you too )

  4. Louise says:

    hear hear…”is that too far away Hope bells a ringing?” please santa for all of us who really don’t want to be alone. yes there is still have the devil,Santa via skype, the penguins, that leaky roof, slippery sidewalk, all of us Austin. your just physcial alone not emotional or spiritual.. that is why you write…..happy weekend 🙂

  5. Lutheranliar says:

    Hang in there, Modern Philosopher. You have your readers to keep you warm.

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