The Christmas of others

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    This poem is about a drive I took down a rich street in my district when feeling particularly depressed.

    The Christmas of others

    Driving along in the time of night

    Looking at all and sundry Christmas light

    Houses lit up with goodwill and cheer

    From car window I stare out and peer.

    These strangers take time and care

    Why is my heart and mind not there?

    Body and soul seems void of emotion

    Brain is full of dark commotion.

    Tired of living with me where do I go

    In a strange land a haven I do not know

    Where does one escape to in time of despair?

    There must be sanctuary but how does one get there?

    Endless miles continue to pass by

    Nothing in me not even to cry

    I’m an alien in a distant land

    A seahorse swimming in desert sand

    How I crave for some thought and feeling

    Some tender love, warmth and healing.

    Others Christmas glowing on houses so bright

    Only exemplify my feelings tonight

    Their happy light is my sad black

    On this world I want to turn my back

    But instead I turn around the car

    I’ve already driven way to far

    Scared of living but scared of being dead

    Back home alone is where I head.

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    ahardwalk commented on The Christmas of others

    12-12-2010

    A seahorse swimming in desert sand, love this poem your style is unique and your flow well it flows lol 10 indeed

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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