Written By Sumati Varma (Grade 9)
The little details were being left out,
We had forgotten what our life on earth was all about.
The simple art of appreciation,
Was soon forgotten due to the endless desires that were only possible in our imagination.
As Christmas comes near,
And the holiday cheer fills the atmosphere,
These desires dominate themselves,
As we start pleading Santa and his elves.
Pleading for what we believe we earned,
But the truth is we don’t and we still haven’t learnt.
Learnt the art of giving and not taking
Giving to the thousands of people who lay on the road, cold and shaking.
This year has only made it worse,
With the suffering and sorrow caused by the COVID-19 curse
Tears of hunger and cries of pain
And you think you are the ones who abstain?
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