We are together In this unique time We think of family and friends Good times we spend Warmth and whiskey around a fire Excited children tearing paper Carols and cuddles Feasts and loosened trousers Lights
We are together In this special time Despite distance our heart’s existence Does not depend on time Nor space Love resides in a different place It is there we share Our holiday cheer
We are together In our pursuits and our connections Our hopes and our dreams Our fears and our nightmares Our homes and our communities Perhaps now more than ever
We are together Linked to one another The spider’s web we built has caught us Lockdown lost control and goodness knows, My house Has never been So tidy. Yet We are together Sharing this darkness Beacons as cold deepens Hope knows, It will be light again. Warmth will return.
We wait together. Watching the world change Feeling powerless in the face of mother nature Appreciating all the mothers And grandmothers The fathers Sisters Brothers Those we wish to give comfort Those we’ve missed so painfully We remind you We are together
A face on a screen not the same thing We need hugs So we shrug and say Next year Next year will be better Next year will be full of hope Optimism keeps us going. That and knowing We are together
In this joyous season we count our blessings We hold those near us tighter We say thank you louder We feast heartier Sit smugly by the fire Cosy and content With memories of laughter and light Firm in our conviction We are together