Listening to every heart
Here is the next challenge after DreamEvil's "scare him to death..." challenge.
We've most of us suffered losses, and some of us, during the holiday season. Here is the challenge: either in prose or poem, give us your feelings of going through a holiday season [your choice] in the middle of, or directly after, a painful situation. [Of course, it can be fiction.]
I know this will not be easy; I've done it in some poems [years after the fact, as there are some things that never leave us] and am interested in how others coped through their times. I hope it becomes a learning/sharing event for all of us.
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow