Time's up

Time's up

"Peace on earth…"

Sang the Church choir

And the children skeed on snowy slopes.

The lights were up, and the trees were full

Of presents chosen with intentions good

And Santa Claus in a beautiful slay

Made children world over, happy and gay.

It was the time of laughter, the time of giving

The time of peace, and kindness and loving.

Then the snow melted, and winter was gone

And so was good ol’ Santa Clause.

The trees were dismantled, the lights put away,

Waiting for yet another Christmas day.

"Peace on earth and mercy mild,"

Remained a carol, forgotten, unsung.

And the love and magic of Christmas disappeared

Being unwanted in a material world

That yearned for winter and Christmas time

Only for the parties and gifts it brought.

When kindness, love, and peace vanished.