A Poem – Merry Christmas!
It’s reach the silly season, the crazy time of year;
When everyone is shopping or reaching for a beer!
Down here it’s hot and muggy, but nobody will care;
Cause they’re all going shopping – in the Southern Hemisphere!
It’s gifts for Gran and Grandpa, the kids want one or two;
And Uncles, Aunts and Cousin’s – just to name a few!
How about the neighbor? He gave us one last year –
We didn’t really want it, but he might think we didn’t care!
And as the list gets longer, the queues get more intense;
With other people buying with no more common sense!
Without a thought that somebody they buy a parcel for –
Will think “thank you – I wanted that, now where the Charity store?”
Cause not everybody feels the same as most of the population;
A consumer driven Christmas is not part of God’s Creation!
It’s not tinsel, lights and parcels – the largest sparkling tree;
Now if you care to listen, here’s what Christmas means to me!
Down here it’s summer beaches, a BBQ or two;
Sand and sun and surfing; long evenings right on cue!
Walking barefoot, enjoying life, with not a lot of worries!
Not bumping into others, swear words and lot’s of sorry’s!
Meaningful thought’s, recharging time, the old years nearly out –
Spending time with family is what Christmas is about!
Not rushing round a shopping mall, buying a lot of candy –
and bits and bob’s and other stuff you might consider handy!
The tinsel, trees and clutter will soon get packed away –
forgotten, stored in boxes – “For next year” one might say!
And in the months that follow you never think of them again –
Until that time of year comes round to make you quite insane!
Create a new tradition; make it centered round vacation;
Do whatever you enjoy – make it relaxation!
Because the joy of memories created new each year;
Will show your friends and family that you really care!