Seems silly to squander a penny
On popsicles, popcorn, and pie—
But spending a moment with you,
Chatting about the kids, breaking bread,
Even bemoaning the evening news
is worth every penny, nickel or dime
As holiday cheer fills the air,
I linger at the cusp of times
Reflecting on little ones who age,
At the innocence of their youth.
I think of this institution’s walls
And the stories of its hidden truths.
As celebrations give you pause
For reflections on the year gone by
I hope they bring memories erased of sorrow,
Supplanted by joy and abounding
Happy Holidays to you and yours
May the New Year be kind, and like
the toddler sharing his dripping
cone, be genuine in its gifts.