Waters Grow Cold

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,

Family,

Thanks,

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.

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Broken Hearts And Bones

Broken hearts and bones

Pain of body and of soul

No less torturous

What it means to be alive

In this material world

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Destroyer Shiva

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Destroyer Shiva

Hunts my elusive ego

All to free my soul

 
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Peace, Contemplation

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Peace, contemplation

Silence of meditation

Nourishing my soul

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~