A present from Greek twins...peace.

A present from Greek twins...peace.

A Poem by Gee
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Simple stuff to while away some time.

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The town's streets are now empty, silent,
as all retreat to suburban sanctuaries
to eat, drink and be merry,
though the latter a pretence in many households
as family communication ever more silenced,
1989 and the three double-ues a gag,
tongue tying all from the ages of young to death...

Once presents opened, quickly, greedily,
with no thought to the attached wishes,
"Merry xmas, love from..."
all retreat into their "me, my, mine" cocoons,
a safe place of selfish seclusion
there within blinded to the "no rest for the wicked" mother,
their head chef, chief bottle washer, skivvy,
as she prepares, cooks, presents,
without fuss or fanfare, without thanks,
a feast unmatched on any other day,
this dispatched by the seated gluttons,
in silence, barring the scraping of utensils on china
and wheezing, as arteries constrict and waistlines expand,
stomachs strangled by cowhide and buckles.

Before the King appears gluttonous amnesia kicks in,
weeks and weeks of planning, parties, overspending, forgotten
as food comas and alcohol induced slumber strike,
one by one the self absorbed offering themselves, freeely,
to hypnos, who in turn offers each to his twin,
he then in the coming days, weeks, months, years claims each as his own...

How simple Christmas day with only one mouth to feed,
a single chair, a few good memories and peaceful rest.

















© 2023 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Each year on Xmas day the monarch of the UK has a speech of their own choice presented at 3pm on TV.

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This is what I call a "fake " Christmas... pretending to merry and light and a lot of togetherness; what it really feels like is a dull, ordinary Christmas the same every year, not much merriment going on...we wonder what the royals do on Christmas day... is it regalia times ten.... or is it the same boring holiday as the rest of us ...I'm sure it's glutenous and pretentious.....and then it's over until the nest year .....that's the upper class... but what about those who have no food?
Warmly, B

Posted 1 Month Ago


Fantastic work. I really enjoyed it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


as I sit here early early morning with my 6lb. fluffy white, loved one, we both mourning another loss by my beloved Canuck's hockey team, I reflect back to Christmas day being much more of an all inclusive family affair in terms of prep and and clean-up, as grandchildren become adults.
Also, I note your reference to the King's address
Here, interest in "our Monarch,' now that the Queen, who was well received here, has passed, has faded dramatically.
I wonder how well the 'royal' family will get through his reign with so much negative press constantly exposing their shortcomings.
There are no doubt, still many "older' Canadians who feel a connection but in so far as the younger generation is concerned, there seems little to no interest.
Best wishes for the new year with hopes that no other country can find an excuse to start yet another conflict and that Putin accidently steps on a landmine!!
Blah, blah, blah!!!!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Hi Dave, thanks.
Happy New year
My problem with vacations is that they seem more work than relaxation. Everyone demands your time, everyone wants you to travel, don't forget to bring a covered dish...makes you want to take something completely disgusting so next year they might not ask you. I just want to stay home and sleep the holidays away. Of course, I am the "no rest for the wicked" cook and chauffeur.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

It's good to get back to work for a rest:)
Thanks for dropping in.
CHeers hoping 2024 .. read more
Time and tradition have so much to answer for, Gee. Scrap the throne, some will sob.
But, feed the hungry, fill their plates indefinitely, not just at Christmas because their tears dilute Humankind. Kind? Where is the kind when a day's food is not even a mouldy orange in a crumpled bag? We're at a crossroads where begging is pain for the proud yet - regalia would clothe a community.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Oops, thank you m'dear
emmajoygreen

2 Months Ago

Oops forgiven of course. Get back where you belong, raise the heat, pour the tea (or summat) , dawd.. read more
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We had a lovely family meal Gee as we have done for years, although I am aware that so many are on their own and not enjoying the occasion. It can be a painful time for many. As to the King’s speech. I gave that a miss. I always listened to the Queen though. Now getting ready to bring in the new year. Can it be worse than this one? Yep, I think it can. On that cheerful note, I wish you and yours a good one.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

I hope to see you posting more next year Gee:) Get that pen of yours writing:))
Gee

2 Months Ago

Tis my aim but for me to post what I deem decent I need death and misery in my life not health and h.. read more
Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Ha!! It is much easier to pen misery than happy isn’t it? There’s not alot of humour about the.. read more
Beautiful and meaningful written piece of poetry. Enjoyed reading 👍

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you sir
"How simple Christmas day with only one mouth to feed,
a single chair, a few good memories and peaceful rest."

That is my ideal Gee.
Son and little ones excitedly opening presents first thing , then daughter in law cooks us all a lovely meal , and i come home to my little safe haven ... gentle music and chill out .
Can't be bothered listening to the king, not my kind real person anyway , just another glamorous falsity.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Plenty of glamorous falsifying this ever more depressing world.
Thank you Stella.
Hope.. read more
Stella Armour

2 Months Ago

You too Gee, we all need a lttle more love along the way and we all need to share it too .... that i.. read more
The idea at the end of this poem...that is me on Xmas day...totally.

Memories of when it used to mean something totally different.

Peace,
j.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thanks for dropping in Jacob, hope all is well and you are enjoying the ever lost meaning that is Ch.. read more

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