Can we skip the Christmas?

Can we skip the Christmas?

A Poem by Emily Dickinson Jr.

Christmas is a time of good cheer

Kindness, and family; fairytale bliss


For me it's a day like Halloween should be

My loved ones turn into monsters: Misery


I’m eaten up inside by their weapons

These weapons lay not in clawed hands

But come out through pouty lips


How can a Christmas to you, be a dream?

But to me a nightmare


Why the bitterness I feel?

That unlike Santa is much too real

When I hear the stereotype

I would do anything to reach the stereotype


Reality isn't gentle like that

A tree doesn’t make love

And gifts don't mean a thing

They’re bought with cash

Cold, hard, unfeeling money


I want this holiday to skip to any other

I'd even take a pitiful Easter Bunny

A Rotten Pumpkin

Over this farce that gives to Thee

A rotten me

Over this holiday that freezes my tears

Over this tree that shudders

With their yells and screams


All their blames of me

Instead of he nor she

They’ll never see

 The truth of the day


They're blind to their madness

Completely ignorant, and fraudulent

In their fake cheer

That they have themselves to blame


So I'll sleep in Hollie covered covers

Always the same


I'll wake to my brightly wrapped doom

And dream of a day

Where I can skip this red and green room

© 2012 Emily Dickinson Jr.

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I sincerely hope there comes a time when you regret writing this, because that will mean you've reconciled and exercised your demons...we can't pick our family *laugh* Maybe instead of thinking of it as a miserable time of year for you, you could do something selfless, and donate your time to a soup kitchen or visit the elderly who have no family...there are so many wonderful things you could and should make this season about...and who knows, perhaps your charity might even make you feel better. Be well.

Posted 8 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

I will never regret this poem. there may come a day where I enjoy the holiday but even then I will .. read more

8 Years Ago

I simply meant the sentiment behind the poem, not the actual writing...sorry you misunderstood. Tha.. read more
Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

no I understand what you meant. I suppose ... I just try to live without regrets as much as a reser.. read more


Tears came while I was reading this..Well done I have no words in which I can describe the similarity I've felt, though I regret that for me the day is not just one.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

and thats a sad thing and a sad truth is to many feel this way

8 Years Ago

though salvation is found in two things I suppose, in this case..the one might sound cliche but the .. read more
Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

hehehe I wrote a poem about music soothying troubles to :-P
I honestly believe people lie about how their families act around the holidays. My family is mean to each other for the fun of being mean. it is the only time when I have to be on guard because they always try picking fights with me, so I really can feel this poem. Great job.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I wholeheartedly agree and relationships should be sot over the year not suddenly becoming all loveie dovie because its a time to pretend to care....
It doesn't make it alright and the pain of rejection stays with you .
actions speak louder than words ......have you read my Christmas poem..??
I paint a picture of how its looks for different people from all walks of life
Perhaps you might like to read it ...Thank you for your heart felt words
and a well written of course

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

aww thanx rosalind :-) not many ppl seem to agree or appreciate such sentiments
a lot of emotion... hopefully you wont hav to feel like this everytime... all i can say is... try to enjoy whatever you can during this time... even if some times it doesn't go so well... and trust me, the holidays aren't always so joyful since the worst of people can be brought out... i wish you well...

Posted 8 Years Ago

It is suppose to be a joyous time of year but on the other hand it can bring out the worst in people when things like greed and egos can get magnified.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I think's it's pretty good. There is definitely a lot of emotion in your writing. Thank you for sharing. Happy New year :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

thanx so much!! I do tend to write controversial things and have controversial opinions ,, get me i.. read more
R.M. Duchene

8 Years Ago

Then you're doing it right and will most likely be a bestselling author one day.
Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

I hope so!
My life in a nutshell. I hate Christmas.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

your not alone ripple never alone

8 Years Ago

I don't mind the concept, but personally it doesn't have the flow that I look for when reading a piece. To each their own, but you asked and I read. I don't wish to offend, but I won't pick the piece apart as I'm citing a creative difference in the style. It's not my place to review.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

yes yes and I'm happy you read it and all. but you said in your review that you wouldn't review? I'.. read more
Shaylynn H.

8 Years Ago

Of course I can, but it's more of a comment than a review. Semantics.
Emily Dickinson Jr.

8 Years Ago

yah yah I kow but I sooo love irony think its one of the most hilarious things in the world honestly
deeply scarred read here there's things that happen to us in life that over time seeing it recycled and done over and over you just get to a point to where you see it coming and wish that time would disappear. For people tend to forget what the true meaning of x-mas is and fall to the receiving receiving receiving and whats pricy or what's the best things to give. people tend to get very overactive and aggressive for silly things. this what makes people want to skip things in life. for me I'm not going to say to you that you should forget and leaves these feeling you have i would say my friend try to live the best you know how and try to be a positive power and make this holiday the best as you can do and severe the old ties of what you experienced from you past holiday views we should live on but never forget A lonely read here as always keep writing fellow writer. and don't forget what the meaning of X-mas is about not the fame of the biggest and best gifts

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Emily Dickinson Jr.
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