That of A Gathering

Formalities and customs,
take the course
with an importance.
If one skips for some reason,
it becomes a treason

The same way
not willing to hold
ceremonies with
elaboration, turns
a transgression with an
additionally tagged a miser.

In the days of old
the community,
was close knit lived
in the same place.
A gathering could
be possible .

Now, the members live
in distant lands.
A congregation becomes
impossible and expensive
with a come and go
just to participate.

The resentment expressed
and the anger exposed
prove too much to endure.
As years pass this kind
of celebrations should
include the near and dear
and those who live close.