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Christmas Blues

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RSEvans
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0 posted 11-23-1999 11:24 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

Christmas comes but once a year
And that's probably a good thing
Cause deep in me it causes fear
Each time the yuletide rings.
The malls with all their shoppers
Running about on hand and foot,
The Salvation Army coffers
Brimming with fresh loot
It all fills me with terror
Fear and even dread,
That here in all this furor,
I could end up dead.
The parking lot's a racetrack.
The service line's a bore
With people bringing stuff back
So they can go buy more.
They keep the yuletide cheery
With echo's of "cha-CHING!"
And fill us all with dreary
Yultide shopping flings.
Commercials now on TV
Show it all with such glow
That our eyeballs become bleary
From watching it all flow.
Furbies, Trolls and Rugrats,
Bikes, and toys galore,
No matter what you spend on them,
You're always buying more.
So here's my final thought
'For Christmas comes again,
All those things they wish I'd bought
Are still in the bargain bin.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.


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WhtDove
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1 posted 11-23-1999 11:39 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

So true, I hate the mad rushes. But we need to go back and remember what the true meaning of Christmas is all about!
The gift of life from our Savior!!
Denise
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2 posted 11-23-1999 10:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Christmas blues alright. Just once I wish I could skip all the rat race of it all! Great poem, RS, as usual!

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Denise

RSEvans
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3 posted 11-24-1999 07:14 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Thanks you two...mainly I just wanted to break out some of the "christmas cheer" to kinda tide over the more serious stuff here.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
poetFemmeFatale
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4 posted 11-25-1999 01:48 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Argh! I share in your frustration here! Don't you hate that? I also hate how everyone gets so caught up in their Christmas lists and splurging, that they forget those who are without....or alone. Each year, kids should donate some of their old toys to the children who won't have much of a Christmas, and with that, they learn the satisfaction of caring about others, sharing, and being thankful! There are always kids who are less fortunate...I mentioned this idea to my oldest son who is 4, and he even thought it would be a great idea! What a nice thing to do this season, 'eh?
RSEvans
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5 posted 11-26-1999 07:25 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Caleb is two and a half now and has a problem giving up his toys...so I don't think he'd go for that just yet. He's got so many from McDonald's and BurgerKing, etc...that it's hard to keep them all picked up. Many a morning I've gotten the Beast stuck in the bottom of my foot or Batman's batarang between my toes...I think this year the Christmas Fairy will come sweep some of those to the less fortunate. Thanks, PFF>

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
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