It’s the final day of the year, so get to a sink and fill it with warm water. Not too cold, not too hot, it has to be something you can easily relax your face within. Stick it right in so you can’t breathe, and start thinking about it all.
All the bad stuff
All the embarrassing moments
All the failed promises
All those wasted moments
Think of them all without pulling yourself out of the water, and once you have, stand up and breathe once more. All those things will now be mingling with the dirt from your face in the water. Pull the plug and watch it drain away.
If you have a lot of things to think about, let’s hope you can hole your breath…
Violence in the Day
Sadness in the Night
Well, it’s a routine at least.
They say the dancing panda dances to the sun, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. The dancing panda requires something more.
It dances to the beat of a head banging against a wall, the rhythm of a fist falling into skin.
It dances to the sound of a scream, the smack of a slap.
It dances when it sees red, when it sees blue.
But the sun? No, it doesn’t dance to that.
Eat too much
Complain about being sick
Drink too much
laugh as loud as possible
Sit in the corner and read
Let out your racism
Counter drunken politics
Talk about work
Talk about being unemployed
Make New Year vows
Sit and offer up nothing
So do be someone else
and don’t let those emotions run wild
unless they involve tight hugs and cider flavoured tears of love
To everybody and nobody, a Merry Christmas to you all.
If you got everything you wanted that’s great, if not, that’s also great.
There will be plenty to eat until there isn’t and too much to drink until it’s no longer Christmas.
So smile or sulk , whatever makes Christmas so Christmas to you.
This can now be used every Christmas, it’s an eternal Christmas greeting!