Winter Solstice Hymn

Every year all the Christmas variety gave me nothing but anxiety.

Winter Solstice Sun

Every year all the Christmas variety
Gave me nothing but anxiety.
Nasty memories from previous lives
Always gave me bad Yule vibes.

Then, last year it was,
When another idea became my boss.
Christmas was no longer to be the rule
Winter solstice aspiring to be the new Yule.

I owe it all to my friend C. C.
She made it all possible to me.
She gave me the idea of the Solstice of Winter
To be more than a calendar splinter.

Thus, this year I make it my shrine
To put sun on the spruce top to shine.
Light a candle the scent of vanilla,
While slowly sipping a sweet wine.

It’s winter solstice – let’s be merry,
Drinking hot lemonade or tasty sherry.
Give me meet, carbs or plain salad,
They are all admissible for my palate.

It’s not about gift lists and plastic money
It’s about a sick man in a hospital tasting honey.
The honey-like aftertaste of canned fruit,
When the patient liked no hospital food.

His son phoned to a charity organization
If they could deliver to his father a simple donation.
The son could not travel that far
So he asked the lady to buy a canned-fruit jar.

She answered there were no young volunteers,
This only covering her fears.
When the next day there were two
One with a jar from a store walking in a young shoe.

The other one was a bit older
And also her delivery was a bit bolder.
She remembered the father from 1968
And gave him home-made canned fruit as bait.

A bait to chat not to hurt
For it was all Winter Solstice innocent flirt.
The father gave both ladies some change for their trouble
And the Winter Solstice joy was double.

It’s winter solstice – let’s be merry,
Drinking hot lemonade or tasty sherry.
Give me meet, carbs or plain salad,
They are all admissible for my palate.

Take care,

Helena Smole, author of:

– a fantasy novel with romance Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships

Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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