Comments on Poem "Christmas Is a Lonely Time" by Ruth Martin.
Sadly, Christmas is not always a happy time. For some people it is the worse day in
the year. In the midst of bright lights and decorations, carols and
merry gatherings wth family, Christmas trees and presents, cheerful
greetings and Christmas cards, there are many people wearing holiday smiles to hide the loneliness and pain inside a
broken and sad heart. The very happiness and joy expressed all around them only makes
their own pain more excruciating. They are drowning on unshed tears, choking back sobs
and shrieks of sheer misery while all the sights and sounds of Christmas mock them. I have known such times
and only the grace of the Christ of Christmas brought me through.