Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

A Poem by Gee
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Dusted off for the festive season.....Over priced,over rated,and coming to you in the very near future.....

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Christmas is coming
the Easter eggs are out,
" book your summer holidays "
travel agents shout.
Buy a leather three piece
get a foot stool free,
everywhere you turn
there's a place to buy a tree.

Inflatable santas,
reindeer with red noses,
florists selling wreaths
and dead expensive roses.
Supermarkets crammed
trolleys overflowing,
bank accounts empty
overdrafts growing.

Parties in the office
inhibitions dumped,
grown men crying
secretary's humped.
Pantomime season
" behind you" shout the kids,
" Z “ list stars
whose careers have hit the skids.

Joseph, Mary, Jesus
why's it their big day
aren't they just characters
in the primary school play ?
Christmas is coming
we'll pay for it next year,
kids getting way to much
nothing now too dear.

© 2018 Gee



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Gee
Just an early warning....

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I love your no-nonsense description of the typical holidays steeped in materialistic obsession. This is why I do NOT participate in the madness . . . no decorations, never had a tree, etc. What makes your message especially sardonic is your final stanza . . . very few people have the nerve to mock the "real reason for the season"!! I love your sassy ways & this really hits my funny bone. Good rhyme & rhythm thru-out! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you. Just a reason to spoil the kids eat and drink to much and watch repeats of age old films... read more



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I found this through the discovery and I am so happy I did. I think a good few of us can relate to having a disliking for the holiday madness. I particularly enjoy seeing the transition from "happy holidays" to "here's the reality of the situation." Very blunt yet well-written. Nice job!

Posted 1 Day Ago


Gee

1 Day Ago

Thank you m'dear
The truth in this poem is sad but true. Christmas is not about the celebration of the birth of God, but the anticipation of the reception of gifts, parties, and celebrations. Now, Jesus is the savior of the world from sin, a celebration is in order for that! Characters in a story are what all history is when it comes down to it unless we have some connection to the figures. I enjoyed this poem and its message.

Posted 1 Day Ago


Gee

1 Day Ago

Again thank you Rodric
Rodric A Johnson

1 Day Ago

It is my pleasure. I look forward to exploring your writings.
the essence of Christmas present.. resurrected here just in time methinks.. well said sir..... N:)

Posted 4 Days Ago


Gee

4 Days Ago

Thanks Neville :)
Neville Pettitt

4 Days Ago

no worries:)
Yes, we commercialize everything. We have gone to what I like to call an old fashioned Christmas everything must me made, baked or regifted ( which means something you have you know the other person wants). I love when we do it that way. It's a lot of fun as we celebrate Christ's birth.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Back to basics, sounds good. Well still be eating Easter eggs on boxing day though.
Thank you
Well this one I am able to relate with not only Christmas but also with the other festivals of my country....prices high at all the markets that too the ingredients which are bought....beyond rotten sometimes...
And the line "dead expensive roses" I don't know why twas kicky for me....Great read!!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Good morning. You did well ( or not !!) to stumble across this poem.
Thank you
Tahsin.Z🍁

5 Months Ago

Hmmmmm.....Good Afternoon!!
How can any get stumbled in such smooth piece?! Did any yet?! I g.. read more
Tahsin.Z🍁

5 Months Ago

So indeed I stumbled across!
Sums the season up perfectly, Gee.

The rampant consumerism at this time of year never ceases to amaze. And just a day ago i even saw a 'Back to School' sale on stationary items for school kids that only just finished school for the year two days prior! No wonder the banks love giving out those credit cards!

Excellently rhymed this one with a sharp wit coursing throughout. Fine work.

And best wishes for Christmas to you and yours.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Gee

11 Months Ago

Thank you Doodley. Hope Santa is good to you and your
OHHHHHHHHHH.. i didn't want to read this.. but of course, had to. It's so horribly true, because,, the real meaning of Christmas of giving, sharing, doing unto others and all that has steamed out the window as if in bad taste!

Your wit and naughtiness is so 'bang' on', Gee - horribly, wonderfully so.. metre perfect (tho is too early for me to properly judge - caffeine hasn't hit yet) but, as always you hit the nail on the proverbial head and try - in your own way to make a moot point with a lot of tongue in cheek fun attached

Happy Everything to you and yours ladies.. hope you enjoy the heart of i: , warmth, fun, and, most of all- love. A visit to church would be quite lovely too, especially if small children are there to sing in shrieky tones without a clue to the words.. pick noses, combe hair with fingers, drop hymn books on floor .. fidget yet more... and all the other real life thingies.. :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

11 Months Ago

Love your day, tis a mix of the human and his own idea of what it is to be a Christian and a human b.. read more
Gee

11 Months Ago

Thank you for you and your wonderful ways. Have a great day.
emmajoy

11 Months Ago

First another coffee, then walk the dogs, then.. find the scraps of paper that tell me what I'm doin.. read more
I can't believe I never saw this. Quite a lot of fun detail here. That reminds me, I have to put my tree up. :)

Nicely done. :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gee

11 Months Ago

Cheers Relic
I love your no-nonsense description of the typical holidays steeped in materialistic obsession. This is why I do NOT participate in the madness . . . no decorations, never had a tree, etc. What makes your message especially sardonic is your final stanza . . . very few people have the nerve to mock the "real reason for the season"!! I love your sassy ways & this really hits my funny bone. Good rhyme & rhythm thru-out! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you. Just a reason to spoil the kids eat and drink to much and watch repeats of age old films... read more

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