I used to give up Christmas Morning
Inviting any to join in a morning of meditation
Concentrating on the real reason for celebration.
To shove the bird in the oven and abscond
Was a must for big family mums
To get away from the razzmatazz.
What do you celebrate in this life?
We celebrate birth, especially this one
And we also celebrate death.
Death and all that the life brought to us.
Death here means a new life elsewhere
Celebration? Yes! It’s Party Time there.
But not for long, a brief celebration
Then on with the thinking cap again
Which life and where next time?
Ready for a new birth and new party,
Will you bring joy with you next time,
Or will it be your turn to challenge?
Your turn to give at your own expense
For the benefit of everyone else around
Will you be the one to break new ground?
Will you remember who you were before?
Will you celebrate that life this time?
Remembering may help you understand.
Is it time to stay away, to help others
To find happiness in their life
To truly find a life of joy and laughter?
Oh! And Celebration!
© David Tenneson 2015.