Starting as early as October, some might say, is when the holiday season begins
Halloween, creepy things, Snicker bars and Twix
Children running down the streets
Evening, moonlight, a gentle breeze
Orange plastic jack-o-lanterns
Sit on desks with candy stashes
Biggest chocolate bars never get eaten
I think I’ll save them until the time is right.
But that day
Seasons grow cold, Thanksgiving appears
And fades away as quick as it came
It’s here, it’s there
The spirit seems to resonate everywhere
All the preparation, excitement
Gift buying, surprises
Leading up to only two magical days
Then dreams fade
Reality settles and stays
Gloom until the very last day
One fateful friday
When the children are tucked away, already fast in slumber
The clock ticking
Why does it sound louder?
Excitement running high
Peering at the sky
A new morning, a new day
A new year,
But no change
Eva Chen is a seventh grader at Eastside Preparatory School.
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