Christmas Finale~#Christmas #poetry #themagicshop

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Christmas arrived as a far different reality

Nothing at all from foretold yule fantasies

There was no pristine white snow that fell from the clouds

No twinkling icicles dripping down towards the ground

There were indeed promised presents delivered by dawn

But, not by a character who had been fake all along

It was people who bought all the stuff to be given out

No elves in a workshop or flying reindeers in clouds

Children were lit up with smiles from ear and ear

Oblivious to the debt that their parent’s will be in for years

In a matter of hours the yuletide dream would slowly fade

The aftermath of it’s excess now all had to be thrown away

Blogmas, Day 20 – Ruining Christmas~ #Christmas #Love #Blogmas

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Joe’s big holiday plans would be quite different this year

He would ruin the family Christmas party that was soon drawing near

Motivation was easy for this quite decent chap

For you see, his last six months were filled with unforeseen crap

First thing that happened was his car had been stolen

Then an infected wisdom tooth caused his face to get swollen

New financial debts incurred after losing his job

His girlfriend then left him for a surgeon named Bob

Now, December was here and with it the day he was dreading

That big family shindig in which he was made to feel guilty into attending

To see people happy and filled with such glee

Was just too much to witness during his own misery

There was only one way he would get through this horrid event

He conspired to get drunk making his life easy to forget

The day was now here for the big get together

Everyone had arrived, some wearing holiday sweaters

Uncles and Aunts with cousins galore

Nieces and nephews along with about fifty more

Joe felt himself falling into that sad state of blues

He began to walk towards the bar to create his amnesia with  booze

As he was walking, hugs and comfort came from all family members

Their genuine love gave him something new  to remember

Christmas was not about his own misery

It was about the love and support that you get from family

Joe went on to have fun being sober and staying dry

Even meeting his cousin’s single friend who had been invited to stop by

They both liked each other right from the start

Making Joe even happier his original plan fell apart

 

 

The Miracle of Gift Cards~#Christmas #poetry #humor #themagicshop

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Jane despised the idea of giving gift cards as presents

Their were various reasons for her rectangular resentment

For Jane, the fun was in looking for all the right gifts to be bought

Instead of just picking a gift card which required no thought

The wrapping of odd boxes was something else she enjoyed

What a delight to watch kids open up all different toys

Oh, how she hated those little, boring gift cards!

They just lacked Christmas magic right from the start

The long process of gift giving was time that Jane enjoyed

But, this year she forgot to buy things for Aunt Rose and Cousin Floyd

When she realized this dilemma it was late Christmas eve

What generic-type gifts could she buy in the quickest of speed?

She got out her car keys and sped out to the mall

To find some things for distant family that she hardly knew at all

Driving back with new presents, Jane had an epiphany in her car

She finally accepted  the miracle of  last-minute gift cards