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RHYMES AND REASONS
With Childlike Wonder
Looking for more of Christmas after New Years Day PLUS: A Yuletide Fix

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
January 2, 2009

With Childlike Wonder
Looking for more of Christmas after New Years Day

With childlike wonder we approach
the New Year's open door.
We fantasize about the things
these twelve months hold in store.

This first month finds us wondering
why Christmas went so fast.
The child within our grownup frame
still longs for what has passed.

Just like our kids we can complain
when fun gives way to work.
Reluctantly we all return
to tasks we cannot shirk.

But even then (while on the job)
what we are hoping for
are joys we knew at Christmastime
beyond this open door.


A Yuletide Fix
Delaying the post-holiday withdrawals
 
Remind me, please, why Christmas trees
are now down at the curb.
And twinkle lights that lit the night
are gone. I'm so disturbed.

Why must we rush to end the hush
of silent holy nights?
I always thought tradition taught
twelve days made Christmas right.

I hate the squeeze. So, if you please
don't pack up ‘til the sixth
Though New Years passed, don't act too fast.
Enjoy the Yuletide fix.




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