Six Days Before the New Year (Christmas)

A ham’s scent from roasting in the over

fills the room. Lights and ornaments cover 

the Christmas tree. The kids ask, “Is heaven

similar to this?” All their eyes hover

between gifts wrapped perfectly, each p sent

full of wonder and surprise. Overwhelmed

with joy, they tear the paper up, content,

with their new items they now own. Seldom 

does such happiness fill each of the kids. 

A scene of white appears to them outside,

the earth blanketed in snow. A sled skids

down a hill of perfect, pure fluff. The light

of the sun reflects off the white blanket. 

Christmas, a holiday that we sanctioned. 

Six Days Before the New Year (Christmas)