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Coming On Christmas (redux)

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icebox
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0 posted 12-21-2013 04:32 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for icebox



We are deep into the Silly Season
when caves of dream merchants once again
are almost spinning in a whirl,
all awash in pricey glitter
naught but empty fluff in sight,
like Congress packing promises for home;
so it's coming on Christmas
or so Joni used to sing
way back when
she was just a bright eyed slip of girl
Tin Angel waitress full of her own empty promise
of delight.
Can we still say that?
Or is this another thing banned
beyond meaning,
thought crime that needs cleaning,
a gender diminutive
and two "C" words
that could bring potential images of infamy,
maybe light a neural synapse
maybe even two.
Wipe out all errant thought !
We ought to have grown up more than this by now,
don't you think?  
Sorry,
forgot we're not supposed to think
for ourselves;
I better watch the lamestream News
as they feed me polling tested clues
so I'll know what I should choose
to hold the views I should hold,
accepted,
comfortably dissected  
already pre-digested snooze,
‘cause gods forbid
I might come upon an idea on my own,
based only upon honest information.
Oh no, there's one of those words again
when will these traps of treachery end?
Perhaps oh lord, perhaps
after I am glutted by the Hollow Days.

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Krawdad
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1 posted 12-21-2013 07:54 PM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

And silly me keeps thinking it has to change . . . any day now.
Oh, wait . . . is that a brick wall ahead?
Marchmadness
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since 09-16-2007
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2 posted 12-22-2013 01:52 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

We may be the last generation to even attempt to think for ourselves, You have nailed it with this one, Mr. Ice. Love it.
                                    Ida
2islander2
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3 posted 12-22-2013 10:04 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

loved the poem and the comments,the real meaning of all this is out of understanding I guess,

thanks


yann
EmmaRose
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4 posted 12-22-2013 02:50 PM       View Profile for EmmaRose   Email EmmaRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EmmaRose

so timely and relevant in these times we are going through..
OLIAS
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5 posted 12-22-2013 09:08 PM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

My  hope for our children is that they will always ask difficult questions and not be satisfied with the answers they are given. I like this poem very much thank you and Merry Christmas

Is this heaven?

shoeless Joe Jackson.

Margherita
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6 posted 12-23-2013 05:22 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Though I love the lights, candles and crèches at Christmas time, all the glitterings in the malls and shops are certainly not there to induce us to find the true spirit of Christmas, they are just decoys to buy buy buy ... There are too many poor people in the world who can't enjoy the necessary, let alone the special treats that are proposed for celebration. When Christmas induces us to think of them and to be generous with them, then we come closer to the message of Jesus "Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself!".

Your very insightful poem stirred these thoughts, dear Charlie. And the word you used "glutted" sums up the whole situation.

May we awaken to Love and may our children know the true meaning of Christmas and not link it simply to an abundance of glittering gifts.

Thank you for this.

Love and peace.
Margherita   (Ron I want the Christmas caps on our smilies, please!)
nakdthoughts
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7 posted 12-23-2013 05:34 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

and I thought it was just me, or aging, as I voice my complaint (opinions) of what goes on in this world today....

Merry Christmas, Charlie


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icebox
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8 posted 12-23-2013 09:18 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

You all are wonderful in your thoughts.  Thank you for sharing them!

c.
paderewski
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Thank you for this poem, Charlie. I am so weary of things we cannot say, or things we cannot even think. "Ought to have grown up more than this by now?" Why repeat the same old mistakes that history has warned us about. I sincerely believe idiots are born for the express purpose to ignore history and continue to make the same tired old mistakes.

~*~ Mercedes Benz: A mechanical device that increases sexual arousal in women. ~*~
ebonygirl
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10 posted 12-25-2013 01:53 PM       View Profile for ebonygirl   Email ebonygirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ebonygirl

So right on, Charly!
What is important
is the glitter of the eyes
when admiring the soul,
and not the glitter in the prize of
Christmas gifts.
Thank you for this poem!
E
JamesMichael
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11 posted 12-26-2013 07:18 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

fine writing...James
 
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