Poem: Where is the Christmas Spirit

Written by empressjournee
Photo Credit: John Price

where is the Christmas spirit

since you have passed on:
and some of my love’s ones'
far away, in another state
maybe in another land:
crystal snow flurries,
blanket the earth,
and lights spread around
of colorful decoration:
in every heart, on every land;
that makes the soul rejoice
makes the soul dance:

where is the Christmas's spirit

some do not wish to plan;
the holiday seasons,
seems merry, joyful, 
for some, while others'
it seems, sad:

where is the Christmas spirit

some say the Christmas spirit
is God's presence across the
country, continent, 
across the land, that brings 
joyful songs, peace and goodwill
to all man: where one and all
feel it in the ‘air,' 
I hope this year, like sweet, 
blessed romance and lots of gifts 
to share, amongst each one:’

where is the Christmas spirit

since beepers, land phones
seems obsolete for some
on the land: smartphone now is, 
the true attention;
to billions and billions 
of populations:

where is the Christmas spirit,

I ponder, in our home, 
and across the ocean
that brings good cheer 
for everyone.

© 2023 Empress Journee

About the author


I am a graduate of Medgar Evers College (M.E.C.); mother of three, grandmother and great grand. I love to read great books and listen to podcasts that uplift my consciousness; sharing historical view of the different shades of color, the various culture, the way we all are connected, the musical genius throughout the world and the works that are done to help us tap into ourselves and know that we are worthy. I also love to write poetry and sing. There was a moment that now phase in another aspiration of my life, I felt singing was a forum—a path to take, that helps to voice, express my thoughts, in time where I was struggling, battling something I did not understand and what I was going through; feeling unsupportive. Although, there was some support, especially from my love ones, the challenges I faced was mostly internal.
I am so grateful for the grace I have been given to be able to write my poetic thoughts, that is my freedom. I was a part of a journey that taught me lessons and motivate me that preparation is a must to face a world that may not be ready for a new rising star. Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry. I especially wanted to give honor to my mother who is no longer in the physical, as well as my natural father for the knowledge of health before he departed from this planet. Also, I would like to thank you my supporter for being on this journey with me even at times when the journey seems unclear. May we appreciate the blessings that has been given to us, as we continue to soar, as we reach a place of true jubilee.
Empress Journee