While I appreciate and salute all who served as essentials during COVID-19, I specifically want to dedicate this poem to my grand-daughter Vivian, age 21, who is a care-giver at a nursing home.
Vivian faithfully worked many long and extra shifts to take care of the residents during quarantine.
And also, want to dedicate this poem to my other grand-daughter’s boyfriend, Michael, age 20, who is an auto maintenance worker, earning minimum wage. Micheal faithfully worked many long days and extra hours with no extra raise in wages during this time of pandemic.
Thanks to both of these hard working young people and many others I don’t know.
Let’s remember it was people like this that kept our country going during the pandemic.
Tonight my grand-daughter and her boyfriend came over for supper. We ate, had cake for dessert, played cards, talked and laughed. The two hours of time went by so quickly. After they said their goodbyes, I looked around at the empty chairs and quiet house and was reminded how fast time goes.
Christmas is a special time for me! Yet I know for some it may not be. And so at this time of the year, When my heart is full of cheer, I want to also acknowledge you, Who may not be feeling as I do. Though my wish is bright and clear, For a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, I want to offer these thoughts too, Of Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to you. And even for those who don’t celebrate, I do not hesitate, To wish you well in all you do, And offer my thanks to you. I appreciate all who follow me, And where ever you may be, I send my heartfelt greetings, and hope for many more poetic meetings!