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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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 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks 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 3 Weeks Ago


emmajoy

3 Weeks 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

3 Weeks Ago

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

3 Weeks 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 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks 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 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you. Just a reason to spoil the kids eat and drink to much and watch repeats of age old films... read more
I agree my friend. The meaning of Christmas is forgotten. Few remember why we celebrate Christmas. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Coyote
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome my friend.
You capture so well and with humor the sad state of affairs of not just Christmas but every other 'festival' manipulated by the advertisers and the sellers to the point of brainwashing people into only considering the material world.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Very though provoking. Is this a reference to where it looks Christmas will be like in the future?

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

It's where it is now in the UK....Thank you for commenting
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 Months Ago


Gee

3 Months 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 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 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 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

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

5 Months Ago

The random poem feature!!! 😀
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

5 Months Ago

The "Discover" button!

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Added on December 18, 2014
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