The Second Noel of The Twenty First Century Plague, a poem by Linda Marie Hilton at Spillwords.com
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The Second Noel of The Twenty First Century Plague

The Second Noel of The Twenty First Century Plague

written by: Linda Marie Hilton

 

Once more we’ve lived all through a fear fraught year
With gaps and holes amongst our throngs of dears,
As plague tears through virus corrupted lungs,
Killing off even those who are quite young.
We’ve given thanks through harvest festivals
Even though some crops were just minimal.
Let us approach Yuletide with thanks and joy,
And not with spirits like a laden hoy.*
Let us deck the halls with green and bright red
With gilt thrown into ward off being dead.
We’ll write out cards with Christmas greetings gay
To celebrate Christ’s birth upon the day
When a new star shown bright o’er where he lay.
Let us give thanks and share with the have-nots
With gifts of food and warmth and love with thoughts:
Let us make merry and be of best good cheer:
And pray we’ll see each other all next year!

 

*  a hoy – a barge or scow

Linda Marie Hilton

Linda Marie Hilton

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Linda Marie Hilton moved to NYC in her early 20's and resided there over a decade. She studied oboe, dreaming of becoming an orchestral musician, starved, studied accounting and became an accountant, starved. She moved out west, starved and became a poet. She is the author of "Words of a Feather Hawked Together."
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