Rare picture of Christmas in Las Vegas (2008) photo credit A Sivakumar
The homes are being decked with bough and holly
People everywhere should be getting ready to revel and be jolly
Tis' the season of merriment and Christmas cheer
Santa is packing his sleigh and harnessing his reindeer.
Soon it will be time for Santa's annual global mission Rudolph is cleaning his infrared goggles to help his night vision
Rooftops and lawns are being decorated with props and Christmas lights
Filling the streets in town with a glow and pretty sights.
Its time to put up the Christmas tree
And the ladies to go on a shopping spree
Moms are baking a storm for the family's sake
Kitchens are stocking up on eggnog, candy cane and fruit cake.
Santa will be soon going Ho, Ho,Ho COVID says No way, No, No, No
The world pleads to the virus, Please, Go, Go, Go
Because we want to gather under the mistletoe.
We should be buying cookies and appetisers
Instead, we are stocking up on masks and sanitisers
Waiting for that much needed shot in the arm
To prevent the vicious virus causing more grief and harm.
Alas, the children are far away, not near
This Christmas will be very different, is my fear
We wonder whether street carols will be sung for us to hear
What a terrible letdown, O dear. The ghastly COVID is laughing at us loudly with derision Because its onslaught has changed our plans and decision Soon it will be time to sing Feliz Navidad But alas, the children won't be visiting mom & dad. In a few weeks, 2020 will draw to a close
Hopefully bringing an end to all this suffering, loss and woes
People of the world desperately want to be reunited happy families again
Throughout the universe, may good health, joy and peace reign.