Mercilessly the virus pursues us and prunes life on earth,
Masks are worn and relationships torn and born on the net.
Massive queues by the hospital to see the overworked staff.
Moment by moment worsening ’til Covid conversations are
Mixed with Christmas Greetings and curtains closely drawn.
Many people are working to avoid the pyres, wreaths and woes.
Multiple hands crafting vaccinations against poisonous progress.
Measuring and creating the chemists turn to war on an invisible
Mutinous enemy who coldly challenges their clever craft, then
Mutates into something new, something vile, a calculating killer.
Maintaining their arsenal governments buy their weaponry,
Munching machines greedily tear down healthy trees and plants,
Marksmen shooting innocent angry orangutans trying to flee.
Miserly we carve up our life, green space and wonder why it
Mercilessly bites us back!
Must we fight nature instead of nurturing the glorious wonder?
Masterminds of the world unite to secure a future for the whole.
Moved we should change today not tomorrow bearing the sorrow.
Mother Nature calls us to be as one with the beauty of our world.
Mother Mary birthed Jesus who spoke then of saving all creation.
Magi and shepherds hailed his coming and angels split the skies,
Moaning lips accused him. Shattering the hope of unity and progress.
Most times we occlude the truth that Christmas is the celebration of
Making us one with the creator who made each leaf and flower,
Multiplying shape and hue and scape. And true in steadfast love.