Poem 5 Christmas 2006

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The  Post
Christmas  Poetry  Competition   2006

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Ho Ho No by Beatrice

The Frankenstein masks have been packed and returned

All remaining pumpkins sold off cheap

And in their place with indecent haste

Come the Christmas trimmings, heap upon heap.

Tinsel and baubles, tawdry and trite

Speakers pumping out 'Silent Night'

But what if I don't feel jolly and bright?

What if my Christmas is grey, not white?

The houses down our road display

Their tacky fluorescent illuminations

Neighbours compete along the street

It's no longer a sacred celebration.

Tinsel and baubles, coloured and brash

Strings of lights that flicker and flash

But what if I find myself short of cash

To spend on a trend that's tomorrow's trash?

Children whine and stamp their feet

In line for Santa's grotty grotto

The ads on TV have fanned their greed

Dad prays that tonight he'll win the Lotto.

Tinsel and baubles, plastic and fake

Chemical snow and ready-made cake

But what if I don't want to stay awake

To party all night until the daybreak?

Business reports tell tales of woe

Consumers aren't spending as much as last year

The retail guys won't be satisfied

Until we're all bankrupt, with debts never cleared.

Tinsel and baubles, fragile and small

Frazzled shoppers throng the mall

Struggling with trees that are 10 feet tall

Oh why do we have to do this at all?

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