The Holiday Spirit

    The Holiday Spirit



It always happens that this time of year,

Everyone is so full of love and cheer

We become generous and giving to those in need,

So willing and happy to do a good deed

Smiling at everyone we meet,

Neighborly to those who live on our street

Strange though, how after New Year's Day,

We no longer behave in the same caring way

We go back to thinking only of ourselves,

That spirit is packed away with ornaments on shelves

Charity and brotherhood are left there to die,

My question each year to you is.......Why???

 — Elaine MacMullen, Meriden


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