‘Tis the Season of “Bah Humbug!” (100 WCGU)

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Bah Humbug!
Words I want to yell
in a holiday season that’s gone to h#@%

What’s there to celebrate
in a world gone mad
when every day brings word of one more sad?

Children killed
before their life begins
warped people yelling that it’s because of a world full of sin.

I look for hope
from the kind ones I know
who hurt as much as I do, to see the world so.

I yearn to celebrate
a time of peace and joy
not just an excuse to buy another toy.

Instead I find myself
In search of a sign
that there is love in the world, and it is benign.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joannevalentinesimson
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 13:54:31

    Lisa, there is love in the world, and it is mostly benign, but there is also madness, which we must guard against. “Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.” (uncertain attribution, but possibly Euripides)


  2. Sandra tyler
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:51:26

    I’ve got those same feelings but trying to supress them for the sake of my kids. And for me, frankly. I feel stretched and stressed after Hurricane Sandy, all the rest of the horror in the news, and now this. I’m saturated.


  3. Sharon
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:54:51

    You are the love


  4. Kathryn McCullough
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 14:05:21

    I know things have been pretty shitty in the past few days–too many kids lost and so much more. But I, at least, am a big believer that love still exists. By the way, LOVE the title of this post. Happy holidays to you, Nathan, Sarah, and puppies!


  5. JazzBumpa
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 21:52:09

    I’m pretty much with you on this one.
    Take comfort from the ones you love.


  6. Delft
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 08:53:52

    Words well wielded.
    I hope you do find some peace and joy over the holidays.


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