Not So Happy Holidays

With the holidays approaching fast, things all around us are changing.  Despite what we tell ourselves it's not all for the better.  This is the most stressful time of the year and we do it to ourselves, on purpose.  While everyone is spreading cheer, there are those that are suffering in silence, more than usual, this time of year.  I use to be one of those people.  For those, this poem is for you.

Not So Happy Holidays

It’s that time of year,
Where I have to paint a smile on my face,
Everyone is faking,
Being kind to the Human race.

Everything is so festive,
Colors are so bright,
Everyone is so Merry,
Pft, yea right.

With every well wishes
I want to gag,
Knowing the rest of the year,
They act like an old hag.

Nothing is genuine,
Nothing is real.
Lies upon lies
As everyone gathers for the two big meals.

But a fake smile,
I too, shall wear.
I hate this holiday season,
I sit alone in despair.

Max M. Power