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Word Prompt: Celebration
We were asked to write about the Holidays. Any one or all, just tell of how I celebrate. Well, I struggled to find any real enthusiasm. I’m not a huge ‘holiday’ person. My younger sister has lots of kids, and she loves Christmas… running a Facebook countdown beginning January 1st onwards. I can’t have kids so it gets harder to maintain that kind of excitement, although I do insist on a tree 🙂
I’m British, so Thanksgiving is out, then there are various religious holidays throughout the I don’t celebrate, like Easter, and well, then there’s New Year. I chose this holiday because even though the date changes for different cultures, it represents in all of us the hope for change, for self improvement, for laying to rest anything rotten in the previous year. I wrote this poem a while back, which is about New Year too, if you’d care to read it.
New Year Expectations
The haze of regret; that purple cloud
secreted with lipstick and sequins
preparing for the party of the proud
where lovers slink, fearing solitude.
Securing newness in their New Year
via strangers embraces, eager mouths, belly’s
filled with booze from bars, bountiful
with an air of desperation
poisnoned by need, by hope…
they lean in,
fingers crossed, wrapped
around Champagne flutes
…for more, than
they may conclude,
And then, at the chimes,
the fireworks, the kisses
bringing, like a heavy gift
the promises we make, to truly
value each other …
at least for now.
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