‘Twas The Day After Christmas

David Reinstein,LCSW By David Reinstein,LCSW, 19th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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There is Christmas Eve, then Christmas Day and then ... the day after Christmas.

The Day After Christmas

Alas, I have withdrawn from Wikinut but as the Christmas Holiday approaches, I find myself with fond memories of the people this site has brought me in touch with. On this brief re-visit, here are a few rhyming thoughts to share about the day after.

'Twas the day after Christmas and all through the town
The high spirits of yesterday had begun to turn down,
In a bipolar-like world where moods shift in a day
The good tidings of joy had begun to decay.

The parents woke knowing they had spent far too much
On gifts and libations and frivolous stuff,
By Spring they'll recover and be back in the black
But between now and then the whole budget's off track.

Bringing misguided ideas back to the store
To exchange them for things of which we need more,
The world is still bustling though a bit in reverse
People passing and pushing without a pause to converse.

The children, however, held onto their glee
And still got some pleasure sitting there by the tree,
Though the floor was now covered with crumpled-up wrapping
They had too much to do to consider their napping.

Santa had gone on home to the pole in the North
Not to return ‘til next December 24th,
He was tuckered and aching but still felt the glow
Of those who believed now quite certain they know.

Returning to normal (whatever that is to you)
Is not much related to what you got that is new,
A special day passes like so many before
But so long as you live you can count on one more.

The next may be quite different or it may be the same
You'll see it coming in ads, on faces and you'll know it by name,
For better or worse Christmas comes every year
More often than not, it is not something to fear.

No person is perfect nor is any given day
Potentials for disaster or wonder are always at play,
On the day after Christmas something has passed
Either painfully slow or disappointingly fast.

Marked with faith or with giving the day will be done
But with a tad of good luck, it will some warmth and some fun,
If it did not go well there will be other chances
When bells and choirs sound the next Christmastime dances.

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Bipolar, Christmastime, David Reinstein Lcsw, Day After Christmas, December 24Th, High Spirits, Misguided, Pole In The North

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
Clinical Social Worker (Psychotherapist), humorist, poet and musician, Born in Boston and a relatively unscathed survivor of the 60's.
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author avatar Buzz
20th Dec 2012 (#)

Merry Christmas, David!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Dec 2012 (#)

We too play our part to keep the world spinning, to give it the momentum. Happiness and sadness - play back and forth. Merry Christmas - siva

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
20th Dec 2012 (#)

Ho...Ho...Ho!?

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author avatar irenen1
20th Dec 2012 (#)

What will the lottery of Christmas bring this year?

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
20th Dec 2012 (#)

If I knew the answer to that one, Irene, I'd be in Las Vegas! :-) Hope you have a good holiday.

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author avatar Robb714
24th Dec 2012 (#)

There is an arcane wisdom in that.

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