I Missed December


I Missed December

The 2013 calendar hangs there.
I notice it’s still on November.
But now January 2014,
I realized I missed December.

Through Christmas motions I went.
But didn’t think about it much.
Busy going here and there,
Caught in the crunch.

It all went by like a blur –
Traffic, lines, cooking, presents.
No time for the Birth of Jesus.
No time for His presence.

I didn’t want to miss it.
I wanted the carols to sing,
And with others fellowship.
But, alas, no time for the King.

The 2014 calendar now hangs there.
I placed a reminder to remember,
So during this New Year,
I won’t again miss December.

— Charles B. Mayes

 I Missed December © 2013 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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Things at Christmas can go in a whirlwind, but we don’t want to miss the
Reason for the Season, Jesus Christ.

I thank Senior Pastor Roger Edrington and Jolie Cooper, Publications and Worship Support, at Central Christian Church in San Jose, CA for
publishing my poems for several years in “The Caller” and “eCaller”. Roger also serves on the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University, Rocklin and San Jose, CA.

Please see I Missed December on page 3 of the “eCaller”.  The link is below:


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