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Coming On Christmas (redux)

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icebox
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0 posted 12-05-2016 09:18 AM       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 at night
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 !
Like children we have trashed the board
to restart old familiar games,
We've learned new names
and hope a shining hero tames
our enemies making good on all his claims.
We ought to have grown up more than this by now,
don't you think?  
We should not shrink from acting as adults
in meeting our responsibilities.
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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JerryPat2
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1 posted 12-05-2016 10:30 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Christmas . . . Bah humbug! It has been out of control for many, many years.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

BluesSerenade
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I just love how you write icebox.  So many good thoughts to ponder. Always good to see your name here.  Be well mister.
Martie
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It is always good to read you!!
nakdthoughts
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Missing so many of my fine poet friends. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season. M

"Love is not blind - It sees more and not less, but because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
(Will Moss)

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Tell it like ot is, Mr. Ice.
                    Ida
JamesMichael
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enjoyed reading this...james
Rex Allen McCoy
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You wake up Christmas morning to that silence that hangs in the air after the bombing stops, open a few gifts, then drive for miles to pick up some already dead batteries to fit the toys you received.

Likewise... After an election, you drive in circles only to find, they no longer make the type of batteries that fit the toys you were promised.
icebox
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8 posted 12-17-2016 01:09 PM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Thank you all for your kind thoughts!

Bing's White Christmas was never the same after the Saigon days.  Now I am told it is racist!?

Sad what is sacrificed on the altar of politics.


I guess we all need to create meaning when our lives do no merit it.
 
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