Waters grow cold
As the summer sun sets.
A new season,
With holidays to warm the heart
Blossom amongst winters frost.
We give thanks
With family and friends gathered
Round our cosy tables.
An American tradition,
Too oft’ overshadowed by Christ’s Day
And corporations lust for profits.
We have bastardized all that is good
For Black Friday and our lust for deals.
Step back…is this what is important,
Are bargains and materialism
What Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about?
Look to the past,
Families enjoying the simple things
Like companionship and familial love.
This is what these holidays are about
These are what we are about.
It is not about gifts,
It is not about things,
It is about friends,
It is about our love for Christ and our fellow man.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~
NOTE: I realize that Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday are over, but I still think this piece applies to the entire holiday season.