Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

A Poem by Gee
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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.

© 2017 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Just an early warning....

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Interesting poem, fun but thought provoking. I especially liked the first stanza because it felt like a marketing blitz that didn't care what it was particularly addressing as long as they were frantically getting you to buy something, anything. The others all seem to focus on Christmas - maybe a little more imagery from other seasons sprinkled throughout would make it even better. Overall though, it's really good. Also the last line, I think it should be "too dear" not "to."

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for commenting, appreciated very much. Cheers
Just reading this poem makes me think of all the grocery stores that are bringing holiday stuff in earlier and earlier. Already we have Halloween stuff out in August!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Break out the overdraft....thanks
Officially the first mention of the C word for 2017!!! So... before I forget... happy Chrimbo!!!

An enjoyable read!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Blimey Thomas how did you stumble upon this.
Thank you all the same
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

2 Months Ago

The random poem feature!!! 😀
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

2 Months Ago

The "Discover" button!
Only seventy three more sleeps to go :)
Makes you wonder, when all the stores go xmas crazy and fill the shelves with shiny, sparkly crap, just what crap made way for this new festive crap that we don't need over the festive period....but will soon be back to buying once the shiny season is over.
Ugh, roll on 2017
Apart from the festive grumbles, great piece :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Lol, until my daughter grows out of it , I look forward to her joy and also that of Mrs Gee (Stevens.. read more
An early warning we must all abide to, I'm afraid. I was out last night picking up some groceries, and noticed the signs of the holidays are fast approaching. It's a lot of pressure for some to get through, but I hope, with every passing year, the joy of it can embrace us - like the child we once were.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Hi Kelly, we love Xmas in our house. My daughter and wife are like small children with the excitemen.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

1 Year Ago

I'm the same way! My mother always went out of her way decorating for the holidays and making our f.. read more
yep! sadly all of that is true ... i appreciate the early warning and will prepare appropriately .. told my now grown children ...no present buying ... but i must confess that i can not resist the urge to do just that :} but no charging ... no debt carrying .. :))) Merry Christmas my friend ... after all it does come every day if one wishes
E.
ps. 3rd V. 4th L. carries a poignant shock effect ... kind of splashed cold water on my waking eyes :O

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Ahhh the Xmas spirit, it loosens office tongues and knicker elastic. Cheers E
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes it certainly does ... sláinte mhaith :)))))
That is such a sad, but unfortunately realistic view of the Christmas season!!! And I really liked the way you captured that it in your poem!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you...
Sami Vish

1 Year Ago

Why did you put an ellipsis at the end of that?

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Added on December 18, 2014
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom



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