Red Snow

Red Snow

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

The darker side of the holiday season





Tragic night

Unholy night

As he lies face down

In the snow.


Stab not once

but twice

for the almighty dollar.


Losing his life

For the game

Where money is the prize.


It’s not all

Just a holly jolly season

For it has a darker side

For those trying

To keep up

With the riches of life.


        Now the red snow

Becomes his Santa coat

And the family

Cries tears of coal

For this will be

A very black Christmas

Cause some dreary soul

Forgot the true meaning

Mistaking Santa for Satan.



© 2008 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

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I think of how many people are suffering this year with lack of work or poverty...I hope no one would go this far for food. For those living in poverty this is the worst season of all as they get to watch others buying and enjoying their wealth...seems to me that christmas is a celebration of consumerism...what is the true meaning of christmas? I've forgotten, or maybe I never knew. I enjoyed your poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago

i love this`s intense and true

Posted 8 Years Ago

I am enjoying your creativity. There is always some mean spirited person to mess up christmas. Don't let any little kids read this one.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

whoa - red stands for the bleeding greed lurking subtly in those giving to receive objects, instant gratification and objectifying ourselves and - intense read Dale!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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unfortunately this is so true, it is so sad how the true meaning of Christmas has some how gotten lost..
Very well penned..dark or not ya know its true

Posted 8 Years Ago

You always amaze with your versatility. The truth in this poem you write of Christmas, the commercialism, greed and all the bruhaha is so true for this holiday, that I learned to dread its coming. The last line:
"Forgot the true meaning Mistaking Santa for Satan" is powerful and true

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is truly a sad tale but unfortunately things like this happen all the time. I live in a smaller town so don't hear this kind of tale often unless it is on the news.

Posted 8 Years Ago

OMG, wow, this is a very deep, dark piece, but it is the other side of the coin. A phenomenal piece of writing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Dark and emotional piece very descriptive with great use of imagery and the sad truth that through commercialism and the fact of the ugly crimes some commit against others it can and may be a sad time for some...also the loss of a loved one be it a natural death or not at this time of year! Thanx for sharing this well written piece.

Posted 10 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the different layers of meaning in this one. The red coat of commercialism rises again...only to take more lives and lively hoods with it. Excellent write!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool

Birth name: Dale Deadmond Born November 20th, 1969 Metaphorically speaking music is my BFF and poetry is my soulmate. This is my world of my favorite poets are E.A. Poe, Dylan Thomas, R.. more..


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