Christmas Eve Alone

Christmas Eve,received_10210661499989384
cooking fancy meal,
roast is in the oven,
potatoes boiling,
Gravy bubbling,
desert cooling in the fridge.

Again alone at Christmas Eve.
By choice
I have to say.

Kids grown up,
families off their own.

Laughter passed
some time ago.

Not feeling sad,
though thoughts of more.

Home alone,
not feeling lonely.

Choices I have made,
neither good or bad.

Roads taken
leading here.

Life lived at terms of mine.
Strong and proud.

Tonight is all
I look upon.

The joy of being
by myself.

Here I’m
celebrating Christmas
not lonely;

in solitude.



Layers of Our Soul

Our soul,id-100358932
our conscious mind.

Has layers
on layers of emotions.

followed by love.

feeling safe.

All layers in our heart.

At times,
life pulls these layers apart.

One after the other
they peel away.

Until love reveals pain,
pain turns to anger.

A soul beaten down
being raw in pain,
will only feel
anger and aversion.

Sustain your soul
every day.
Sustain a friend’s
soul every day.
With love and


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