A COVID-19 Christmas

A COVID-19 Christmas

Christmas 2020
COVID-19 Christmas

A COVID-19 Christmas

Thank God another Christmas is here,

spread the joy and yuletide cheer.

Though so much has been curtailed,

Christmas has not been derailed.


We’ll still rejoice and celebrate

though in a slightly lesser state.

Hang your tree and place your gifts,

let your dampened spirits lift.


Just celebrate with family close,

avoid the dreaded COVID dose.

Prepare the dinner, wrap the presents,

make this Christmas more than pleasant.


Remember those who are alone,

or prisoners in nursing homes,

with family not allowed to visit.

This hasn’t been the best year, has it?


The New Year follows close behind,

I hope it is a better kind.

Vaccines it seems are here to stay,

Let’s hope the virus has had its day.

by John Hansen © 2020


Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays

To all my friends and colleagues. Despite this tough couple of years, life goes on and I wish each and every one of you a joyous Christmas and holiday season, and let us hope for a much better and more prosperous and healthy New Year. Take care and stay safe.


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John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction, and thoroughly enjoying this, especially flash fiction. I have been fortunate to have two poems made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. My services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years are now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

6 thoughts on “A COVID-19 Christmas

  • December 20, 2020 at 8:18 AM

    Thank you for reading this Jamie. I hope you and your kids have a wonderful Christmas, and let’s hope the New Year is a better one for everybody.

  • December 21, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    The spirit of hope is never stronger than at Christmas! Just as we’ve overcome hardship in the past, we’ll do it in the present. Nice piece John – Merry Christmas !

    • January 7, 2021 at 11:22 PM

      Thank you, Ralph. We have overcome adversity before and we will do it again. Thanks for your kind comment. Happy New Year.

  • January 7, 2021 at 11:04 PM

    May the spirit of hope always be with us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, John. This piece is inspirational and a joy to read, Well done.

  • January 7, 2021 at 11:23 PM

    Hello Phyllis. I am glad you enjoyed this. I hope you had a happy Christmas, and I wish you a great New Year.

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