The Christmas Spirit

It's that time of year when the dogs wear bright
Red ribbons, and why not? Everyone seems
Friendlier than usual. We exchange
Little presents with our neighbours, full of
Good things to eat. Oh tell me please, this holiday
Is not about indulgence! There must be
Something more to it than simply buying
Presents. Isn't there something dear about
The Christmas spirit, a tenderness we
Feel towards each other? Doesn't it come
From the baby in the manger?

©2016 Michael Fraley

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