‘Tis the Season

For many ’tis the season
places to go
things to do
friends and family

For many ’tis the season
loneliness, painful memories
hunger, grief, and sadness

Breathe in joy, gratefulness, and thankfulness
breathe out compassion

Compassion for the many
who look at the calendar
and silently say Jan 2nd can not come soon enough

Joy for the many
who love everything about this season

Room to feel compassion, joy, and understanding
so the many, the few, and the silent
are seen, heard and understood

©Alexis Rose. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph    

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alexis Rose
    Dec 26, 2019 @ 19:50:25

    Thank You ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Secret Keeper
    Dec 25, 2019 @ 21:00:34

    You captured all the feelings beautifully. Your writing is so helpful.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. watchingthedaisies
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 05:23:10

    And you Alexis. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Alexis Rose
    Dec 06, 2019 @ 10:08:33

    Thank you, Brigid. Have a wonderful Christmas 💐

    Liked by 1 person

  5. watchingthedaisies
    Dec 05, 2019 @ 12:07:07

    Beautifully written Alexis. Holidays are so challenging for many. Thankfully, I am able to look forward to Christmas this year, but it has not always been so…

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Alexis Rose
    Dec 05, 2019 @ 08:33:32

    Thank you, Lisa. Take moments for you where you can this season.


  7. lisa
    Dec 05, 2019 @ 07:47:06

    I have to say I agree with this post. Many people dread this time of year for many reasons. For me some days I find can be quite chaotic running around, Taking the time to be grateful and breathing and meditating are very important. The best of the season to you all.

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  8. Alexis Rose
    Dec 05, 2019 @ 07:30:31

    Thank you!


  9. dreamweaver333
    Dec 05, 2019 @ 00:07:07

    Reblogged this on dreamweaver333.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Alexis Rose
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 13:32:25

    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Alexis Rose
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 13:22:30

    Thank you, Tara 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Alexis Rose
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 13:21:56

    Thank you, Caz ❤️


  13. tarapanrucker
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 13:13:28

    Many emotional ups and downs this time of year – great insight.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Eliza Ayres
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 12:59:04

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Invisibly Me
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 12:18:12

    You’ve captured just how different the experience can be for people so well. It can be full of laughter and joy and doing things and seeing people, or it can be loneliness and sadness. Love that last paragraph to bring people together, to remember that it’s not all rosy for everyone. Beautiful  ♥
    Caz xx

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  16. Alexis Rose
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 11:23:33


    Liked by 1 person

  17. Jacqueline S Zeigler
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 11:21:18

    Jan 2 cant come soon enough. Think I’ll just sleep til then

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Alexis Rose
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 11:07:58

    Thank You, so much Linda. I’m so glad this resonated with you. This can be such an emotional time of year for exactly the reasons you talked about. I hope you are well. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Alexis Rose
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 11:05:21

    Thank you, Dana! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 10:18:58

    Reblogged this on A Blog About Healing From PTSD and commented:
    This holiday poem written by Alexis Rose, a trauma survivor and memoirist who also blogs about PTSD, is a beautiful expression of the powerful and conflicting emotions I have about this season. As a Christian, I love the Christmas season. As a survivor of extreme trauma, some of the worst of which occurred during the month of December, I am also looking forward to the holidays being over.

    Thank you, Alexis, for putting this conflict into words.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Dana Bicks, Author
    Dec 04, 2019 @ 10:15:39

    Beautiful piece!

    Liked by 2 people

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