By HANNAH HOFFNER, January 4, 2022
Some think winter is bitter, but I’d have to disagree,
The world is covered in a thick white coat, as far as the eye can see.
Snowflakes dancing, each unique in its own way,
Children outside, going to sled and play.
“A thick white coat” such an intriguing notion,
Almost silencing the world, freezing all motion.
And that moment when a snowflake greets the cold ground,
We can't hear it, for it doesn't make a sound.
The silence during winter seems to affect us all,
No matter how big, or tall, or small.
But personally that's one of my favorite parts,
A secret of the Earth that I hold close to my heart.
“But I don’t like the cold," some may complain,
Then sit near the fire, and feel the warmth of the flames.
The nostalgic melodies of songs we once knew,
Can be a good cure for your holiday blues.
Warm hot chocolate, with extra marshmallows please!
Or being wrapped in blankets, to put you at ease.
The soft glow of light, emits from our tree,
As we hang up our ornaments, giggling with glee.
Not everyone hangs stockings though,
And not everyone kisses under mistletoe.
Some light seven candles, and some light eight,
Some spin dreidels with those they appreciate.
No matter the occasion, winter is truly magical,
Creating your own traditions, or keeping it casual.
Celebrating with family, or celebrating alone,
Or celebrating with those, who truly feel like home.
Cherish these moments, for they do not last,
But you can keep these memories, even though they have passed.
Because time is precious, seconds turn to years,
Live every day like it’s your last, and face your fears.
So Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah,
Wishing you a very joyous Kwanzaa too,
Winter is a time of celebration,
So celebrate with those important to you.