Santa of 2020
What’s in Santa’s bag this year for you?
Could it be re-gifted or something brand new?
2020 has been forced on us, don’t take that train nor the bus
Stay home and become a teacher, forget all the make-up, forget the fuss.
Trade in your work clothes and wear something comfy
Laze on the couch that’s getting quite lumpy
.Forget the lessons, the piano and dance
Gather together, sing and laugh, take a chance!
The kids can see Santa, but not sit on his lap
They’ll look through the bubble, and the glass they shall tap
.They’ll hold up their paper with their Christmas list
Hoping Santa can read it and bring them their wish
.Grandma may not come and pinch those dear cheeks
Auntie won’t be there, she’s in a hospital under those sheets
.Our families will gather around the table this year
It will be more quiet, less people to cheer
.We’ll look at each other as we eat from our plates
Not knowing what to say, but it isn’t too late.
This year we can start knowing those living with in
The four walls of our house, that’s where it begins.
We’ll listen to each other and smile then grin
As we begin chatting, causing sadness to dim
.Santa may not deliver the usual Christmas bling
Instead he delivered a family, filled with love and peace.
Written by,Terry Shepherd
December, 12, 2020