Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Preparing for Christmas...(a note to self)


Poinsettia for the table
Bloom of festivity
Pretty little angel
To grace the Christmas tree
Lights and pretty candles
Lending their gentle glow
In tiny golden circles
Wee choirs in the snow

Cookies, cakes and puddings
In volumes quite obscene
Large and tiny presents
Wrapped in bright red and green
Songs extol the season
And malls the latest rave
Excuses become reason
As dollars become brave

Stress finds brand new victims
And cheer loses its mirth
All in the preparation
To celebrate His birth
Shopping lists extended
Beyond the budget’s creed
Holly, jolly merchants
Disguising greed as need

Christmas Eve descending
We brave the cold perhaps
To find within a chapel
A pew, where we collapse
My house sure looks amazing
The food, a work of art
Wouldn’t it be something
If this had been my heart?



  1. Your heart is as beautiful as your home at this time of year, I am sure, Janet.

  2. Mary, I appreciate you very much and hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Lovely!

    Festive season, its so wonderful :)

  4. Hmm... your words make one stop and think! I try to give as many handmade gifts as I can in an attempt to avoid at least some of the commercialism... I actually haven't felt much Christmas-related stress... at least, not yet!


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