Another Group Home Christmas

root - Posted on 01 January 2000

By Darla J Lennox

by Leroy Moore, Darla Lennox, Maria Palacios, Zilwood, Tiny

Another group home Christmas

Another year of watching others loved ones

make their once a year obligatory visit

This day just feels like all the others

Told what time to get up

what time to sleep

What he wants to watch on t.v. is already

decided for him,

it's what the staff want to watch.

"Merry Christmas!" the staff say encouraging
him to be happy

"Hey, it's Christmas, let's see what Santa brought you?"

"Are you kidding me?!" he thinks, "I'm a grown ass man!

And what if I don't feel like being merry and bright?

What if I decide to just stay in my room tonight

and spare myself from eating salty lukewarm ham

and cold peas? "

"Yeah, it's another group home Christmas

and wishing like hell I was somewhere else."

Darla J. Lennox

Christmas 2009


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