There is a longing,
A flutter of a tiny birdsong,
Looking for what used to be,
The childlike simplicity of the first Christmas,
When the Christ the saviour was born,
No Christmas rush, no worries,
No calculations on how to meet up with obligations.
The celebrations can no longer hold without fanfare,
Like the first silent herald of the saviour babe.
There is joy in this season though,
The hustle and bustle,
The merry Christmas lights,
The happy jingles and clanging sounds,
Of a city on the move to celebrate the new born King.
All loudly proclaim that there is glad tidings afoot.
Abimbola Onaoluwa 2015
Merry Christmas dear friends, wishing you all the cheer, blessings and joy of a new Christmas morn. 2017 is here already, may it be a beautiful new year for you and all yours.