Covid Christmas

by cassie hughes   Jan 18, 2021

The halls were decked
The table set
Sweet music filled the air
But as we sat
Two feet apart
We viewed the empty chair.

In bygone years
The only tears
We shed were those of joy
As crackers popped
Their jokes were swapped
and paper hats deployed

But fun was scarce
And laughter rare
This year of loss and pain
For Christmas eve
We were bereaved
Our tears were shed like rain

In all our hearts
A sombre cast
Had chased the light away
The spectre at
The Christmas feast
Held all of us in sway

Covid had ripped
Our lives apart
Our family was bereft
The fun was gone
The good times done
No Christmas spirit left.

Written in response to a writing group prompt requiring a rhyming poem about our 'Worst Christmas'.
Wish I could forget this years but know I never will :(


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  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    This is something I'm sure all of us felt, and you described it so well, that loss of spirit. Right now, knowing that family and friends are safe and healthy means the most, even if we're distant. One can only look forward to the future and hope that, even if we're still cautious with the holidays to come, that there will be some relief and hope in knowing more about where we all stand with the virus. Take care <3

  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    This really captures how a lot of people are feeling and were feeling through Christmas cc

  • 1 month ago

    by Once an Angel

    Thank you for helping me and others have words for the haunting experience this holiday season was.

    • 1 month ago

      by cassie hughes

      I'm glad you felt it helped. It truly was the worst Christmas for so many.

  • 1 month ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Very good.

  • 1 month ago

    by Emi

    This was an extremely powerful piece and one I couldn't pass up on nominating

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