It’s the month that all should be merry and bright,
But as I look around I exclaim, “oh, what a fright;”
Our world in disarray, our souls a bit wary,
Where can we look for direction, the library?
I hope in the spirit of the original St. Nick,
We choose to observe and then to be quick;
Warmly giving to others who are searching or poor,
Whether in spirit, physical, mental or more;
It is during this celebratory time of the year,
We gift to others spreading heartfelt joy and good cheer;
What to the world would you like to bestow?
Perhaps your presence with eyes wide open and hearts all aglow;
To care, to share, to listen, to learn,
To BE is our challenge and show our mindful concern;
It is with these thoughts we bid 2018 adieu,
May 2019 draw us together anew!