Only December
By Genesse Boudreau Gentry  
Feelings heavy,
tears and tears.
Will the darkness last?
Or is it? only December?

Hadn't past months
brought peace and hope?
Where is the strength
of October? and November?

Lights, carols, ornaments on trees,
cards from friends,
happy times in seasons past
We remember. We remember.

Will January bring light at last?
Will we be stronger then,
for making it through
this December?

When people ask
how I'm doing I say, know....
it's December.