If Christmas wasn’t so lonely I’d be merry on the twenty fifth
December is cold especially in the night without one to kiss
Hearing Christmas songs when you’re alone won’t bring you as much cheerfulness
The trees don’t look as bright when you go out at night to see Christmas lights
And there’s the list that doesn’t exist with names of whom to send gifts
So with as much I can muster though lackluster have a good Christmas
Editor’s Note: To hear Mr. Strickland’s poem set to music, head to youtu.be/qQEUB9w0ml4.