The Loneliest Night Of The Year
Rose petals scattered across the room, red and white.
Candles alight, filling the room with warmth, scent and light.
Wine bottles chilled and lined up in rows by the dozen,
Friends and warm smiles, up, down and every direction.
Beautiful ladies clad in silk, clinging to their dates,
Jolly fellows decked in stripes, merriment awaits.
Cheers to us, Cheers to you, Cheers to all present,
Cheers to me, Cheers to this, Cheers to her, absent.