Seasonal rain pouring down in torrents,
Even followed by gusting winds abhorrent.
Any thoughts of sparkling snow and frost.
Slip away with all the Christmas trappings and cost.
Only hopeful children and deluded adults stick to their myths,
Normalize this time of simple festive joy with expensive gifts.
And no thought for the real reason that we should celebrate.
Long and oft forgotten Soltice, to the earth this time we should dedicate.