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Spirit of Christmas

Spirit of Christmas

by Lorraine Seaford

Phillips County, Mont.

The calendar says it is Christmas.

It's cold, and there's snow on the ground.

The carolers sing and church bells do ring.

Why doesn't my heart respond?

A part of the picture is missing,

Though the presents and Santa are here.

Then why are the colors so faded?

The music so flat to my ear?

What is it I need but can't locate?

What's wrong with my spirit this year?

The inward turned ice of depression,

Keeps me from all holiday cheer.

I've dutifully baked and gone shopping.

I've wrapped and I've addressed to mail.

What more could be...


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