Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Mourning

Christmas is everywhere here.
Christmas is nowhere here.

The town Christmas tree
sparkling with light,
standing stoic,
standing beautiful;
facing a cemetery
dotted with new graves.

Keeping traditions from the past.
Needing Christmas more than ever.
Making sure Christmas lives on here

We want the town of Newtown
to remember this Christmas
for the thousand acts of kindness,
not for the singular act of madness.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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Christmas this year is tinged with sadness as the nation mourns for Newtown.  Your brave determination to carry on traditions despite your personal grief is a tribute to the human spirit. 

This picture of the Newtown Christmas tree is from USAtoday.