The landscape remains 

The seasons persist

The sun rises…and sets

The clouds filter in and out

As the earth breathes

People scurry and perpetuate

Hiding truths and fooling no one

All wrapped in anger and deceit 

It is all the same

But today I remember you 

The landscape is more pronounced 

The seasons are more defined

The sun rises and sets with vigor

The clouds create stories

The earth gasps in glory

Friends reach out with open arms

Offering peace and joy

Creating new memories 

It’s all the same, but different

Merry Christmas to all!