Thoughts of Correctness (Sonnet)

Thoughts of correctness–political or otherwise rise this time of year,

Merry Christmas replaced by Happy Holidays so as not to offend.

Is this not still Christmas which we for so long held dear,

There has been no change in the calendar I do portend.


What–pray tell is of such offense during this season so joyous,

Are not both happiness and goodwill the same amongst all?

Making merry at this time was once so pleasant–boisterous;

Kind smiles and hearty handshakes have suffered in pall.


Abstain if you must, from this merriment we freely offer,

Wallow in self-pity and become victim to your social demise.

There is far more to Christmas than filling retailers coffers,

Its a chance to renew our faith in man with a clearer set of eyes.


Regardless of religion take from this holiday what you will,

For if nothing but kindness and generosity, then your heart it will fill.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


33 thoughts on “Thoughts of Correctness (Sonnet)

    • Thank you, I actually go out of my way to say it. I really don’t know why we ever felt we needed to stop. It certainly isn’t meant to offend anyone. It seems somewhat childish to me to have had to ever change it. Merry Christmas to you my friend.

    • Thank you very much, I have someone that I haven’t seen any posts from in a very long time. I’m going to have to check and see if she has been deleted from mine. I do know this happens from time to time. Thanks for coming back. πŸ™‚

  1. Lovely poem and very nicely said. I no longer buy presents except for my grandson…Two years ago I started offering my Christmas meal as their gift from me. And there are lots of leftovers they can bring home afterwards. I love the getting together best and you’re right, Merry Christmas should not be offensive. My friend who is Jewish loves Christmas and never felt offended nor being told Happy New Year…it means more than the words…you poem says so well.

    • Thank you for you wonderful comment. I too know many of the Jewish faith and none of them seem to be offended by a wish of “Merry Christmas”, in fact many of them put up Christmas trees because they find them beautiful. I love your idea of the meal being your gift, it is a great lesson to teach your grandson, one that will last him a lifetime. Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to you my friend.

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