come december we gasp in wonder
another year past, all of asudden
day 358, or thereabout
hilarity ensues with family, friends around
tempers a’flame, laughter abound
competition is rife, the prize – who knows?
starry nights, no snowflake in sight
sauna-santas are quite the fright
come december 25 we remember the joy
of giving, instead of receiving
we appreciate and love,
we love and share
it’s how we spent the past year
i wish you all happiness and joy,
memories to treasure, love, and acceptance
2012, here we come!