Dec. 26, 2021

1) Christmas never fails to visit each year, bringing with it the offerings of peace, love, joy and all that we hold so dear.

2) Like the Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco to Marin, County California - even so, New Year's is the "bridge" that connects us to the next phase of our lives.

3) New Year's is a time for new beginnings; thus, a blank canvas is awaits you.

4) New Year's is the crossing over into another zone; so please be careful as you tread.

5) Christmas is ethereal. It goes beyond the festive mode (food, decorations, cards and presents), as, truly, the pure experience is accessed only by way of the intangible, which is to "open one's heart to the holy Omniscient-divine One."

6) Aside from all the pomp and ceremony, and all the merchandizing, Christmas is one of the deepest spiritual experiences possible.

7) With all the peace, love, joy, good wishes, presents and gifts, I wish that it were possible to taste the sweetness of Christmas literally, as it is spiritually to do so.

8) If I had a dollar or two for each of my sweet Christmas memories, I would be rich.

9) Wish I could save some Christmas "sunshine" (joy) in a bottle for a rainy (gloomy) day.

10) For me to put a face on Christmas, most definitely, it would be the face of Christ.

11) Don't just enjoy the magic of Christmas, but be a part in making it happen.

12) It's okay that you don't celebrate Christmas, but please don't spoil it for those who do.

13) These (current times) are the times when one merely wishes Santa was real.

14) If I had a dollar for all of my happy Christmas experiences, I would be rich.

15) Yesterday is like a 'lookingglass,' reflecting "Christmases of old." And to reminisce, or revisit, any bygone Christmas, the mind has only to peer into the mirror (yesterday) to "access the archives".

Revised 1/23/22

Dec. 24, 2021

Your smiley face, laughing at me,
Makes me laugh, too, for what I see:
Green and yellow to gold and brown,
With little petals all around.

Your happy face beams like the sun.
Captivating my heart. You've won!
Like children play, you are so fun.
And in my sight, you're next to none.

Whene'er I see you - ANYWHERE,
My heart skips, and dances on air.
To put a smile upon my face,
You make the world a lovely place.

There, in some fields, so big and wide -
You'll only find sunflow'rs inside,
Where the horizon meets the sun -
Greeting the earth as day's begun.

Indeed, you are my fav flower,
As over other plants, you tow'r.
Sunflowers! Sunflowers every day,
They make my heart a child at play.

Footnote: tow'r an abbreviation for 'tower,' which means: Rise to reach a great height.

© 2021 Walterrean Salley
Dec. 24, 2021

Technology is invasive -
Delving deep into the personal.

It preys aggressively upon
The brick and mortar stores and shops,
While devastating the moms and pops.

Progressively, it advances
At the top speed of 'lightning.'

And as for dominion,
Technology is a brute beast!
It is a giant in the industry,
And folks love it.

And in being the 'most favored,'
Of course 'technology rules.'
But, ya know, that's Big Tech!

Though It rules -
People are loving the fact
That it makes life easier and simpler.

"Innovative innovations!"
New and improved
With changes for the good.
(2020 © Walterrean Salley)

© 2021 Walterrean Salley
Dec. 10, 2021

Hope you're having
A wonderful Christmas.
Hold hope.
Be well.
Give thanks.
And most of all
"Be You."

Thank you for being here. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays from me to you and yours. God Bless You.

© 2021 Walterrean Salley
Dec. 10, 2021

Ding dong! Ding dong!
Soon it will be Christmas
It's well on the way.
Let us be up and doing
There's no time to lay.

Rumpa pum pum.
During this busy time -
A Season so grand.
Folks traveling to and fro
All across the land

Ho! Ho! Ho!
So much expectation.
Business to attend.
Visiting dear loved ones,
And visiting friends.

Fa la la la la!
All for that special day
That soon is to arrive.
Celebrating Christmas.
'Tis great to be alive!

© 2021 Walterrean Salley