Published on December 13th, 2015 | by Keith McClellan0
December by June Smith
The above photograph is ‘Winter Garden in Aynho’ by Jim Muller, a member of the Photographic Society and resident of Aynho.
December – the ebbing of the year begins to gather momentum
The leafless trees mourn the passing of another summer
Days are so short and the sunlight precious
The nightly frosts gather all in their relentless iron grip
Where has another year gone- all those balmy days of Spring and
December – another year of bright promise fading into oblivion
So many of the New Year intentions remaining unfulfilled
The flotsam of life has sapped our energies and laid waste our dreams
The world remains unchanged by all our lost opportunities
Where has another year gone- all the promised peace and goodwill?
December – the miracle of forgiveness renews itself once more
A love so great which redeems all our past empty years
There is hope again for us in the angelic message
Could it be that this time our eyes will open and the veil will lift?
Where will another year go- all those opportunities to serve our fellow men?
December – the end of the old year brings new beginnings
Turn the page and a clean sheet appears
So let us continue the search for all that is honourable and true
Peace and harmony, joy and love in abundance for all men
The prospect of eternal summer is before us – seize the day!