We gather together once a year
for a meal that we keep holding dear.
We aim for a day full of good cheer,
although the future is so unclear.
We gather together for one day.
It is there as family we pray.
For once everything is now okay,
although some lives are still in dismay.
We gather together for one meal.
It is now that we make a big deal,
because this gathering is ideal
of what we wish was more often real.