Winter lights sparkle all around me,
Bringing all the peace that I feel in winter.
I watch the snow fall serenely from the dark gray night sky.
I catch one on my hand and smile.
Winter is a time of peace for me.
It's the one time of the year that I feel accepted and whole.
Like people truly accept who I am,
No matter how different I am from them.
As I walk down the street,
I see families sitting around warm fires,
And I am not chilled by the winter wind.
I feel as if I am there, too, soaking up the warmth of family.
I smile widely as a boy comes running down the street,
And another right behind him.
I can feel the winter chill nipping at my nose,
Biting the tips of my fingers,
Just like it used to,
When I ran wild on the streets with my sister at Christmastime.
No one is angry on this peaceful night.
I can feel the content hanging in the air like a beautiful halo.
And I feel only peace as I slip silently into my empty home.
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