Poetry: Christmas

I wrote this in December of 2021.

me and my boys on Christmas Eve of 2021

Christmas sounds like Mariah Carey and Wham
competing to blast their christmas songs from my radio
or a Christmas Story playing on the tv
Christmas looks likes the crooked christmas tree
almost tipping over with an excessive amount of ornaments
and way too many gifts under the tree
christmas taste like mashed potatoes with ham
and alcoholic eggnog to swallow
uncomfortable conversations about politics
christmas smells like candles burning with scents
called christmas tree farm
christmas feels like happiness with everything in my life
and the warmth and magic of my little family

December Poetry Challenge: Christmas Cheer

This was my response to the prompt #2: What needs to happen this month

I’ll try on Christmas cheer this year instead of my usual bah humbug vibe
Luis Miguel and Mariah Carey will blast Christmas music from Alexa
my house will be decorated inside and out with all things Merry
and my kids will roll their eyes and call me “cringe”
but it won’t bother me in the least
Because this Christmas Eve, I’ll finally have a sense of peace
to finally enjoy the Christmas magic

Below is a playlist I found on Spotify with Spanish and English Christmas Music to put you in the mood for the holiday.