let cling to our skin

they cling to the legs
Ignorance and Want
beneath rich velvet robes
two malnourished beings
present in Their suffering
we remain focused on our priorities
during this season of hope and love
wrap tenderly our hearts
with Their existence
let us go forth
in humble spirit
and grand charity

fiercefor Rocky
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
The Ghost of Christmas Present

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12 thoughts on “let cling to our skin

  1. I’ve always thought that “Then learn this lesson” vignette from Carol is among the most devastating in literature. Gives me chills every time I read it. I read your lovely poem with great pleasure, my dear AM. : )

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