The Holidays

Full of wonder.
Full of cheer.
Full of those we hold dear.

The holidays,
Fill one up.
Sometimes with too much stuff.

Too much food.
Too much gift.
Too much...

It's all too much.

So simplify,
Change it up.
Do not take that extra stuff.

Leave something off the list.
The things one will not miss.

Make more time for those one loves.
For sending prayers up above.

If that does not work,
We could always cancel.

Yet I would miss the celebration.
The deliberate creations.
All those decorations.

The holidays
Are here it seems.
Celebrate the simple things.

đź’• Carrie 2019

I Want More, Too.

You came to me 
Wanting more things,
More stuff.
Exasperating me.

I do understand the desire for more,
But what I long for
Is not in a store.

I want more
Laughter,
More fun,
More love.

I want more
Slow walks,
Long talks,
More love.

I want more
Sunrises,
More sunsets,
More love.

I want more, too!
Not more stuff.