Treasure Island

John Carter Brown

Christmas Again

Christmas comes but once a year,
But when it does we parents fear;
The kids have got it sussed you see,
It's time to fleece both you and me.

The whole year round they plot and scheme,
They make their plans, they dream their dreams;
The list of goodies they'll receive
Is getting harder to believe.

No matter how we put them off
They only sneer and laugh and scoff;
'I want the best, and I deserve
To get it! ' boy they've got a nerve.

When I was young, and one of four,
One present thrilled me to the core;
I got my other bits and such,
But now the kids they get too much.

They want it all, and on a plate,
I reckon now it's just too late;
We'll have to do as we are told
By children who are far too bold.

Our kids will win and we will lose,
'Cause they know every single ruse;
Our wallets and our purses, they
Are vacuous come Christmas day.

Written Dec 1994

Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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Christmas can be a very stressful time of year. That's the only excuse I can give for the tone of this poem.

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  • Heather Wilkins (5/29/2013 4:21:00 PM)

    Christmas is always my favorite time of year. As a child I was overwhelmed by the lights and decorations. And later when my children were here I wanted them to enjoy the season too. Spoiled oh yes they were. But it only comes once a year. love the thoughts of Christmas (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (12/13/2012 6:18:00 AM)

    Yes Money is no object to children at Christmas, well anytime really. Even to try and explain to them what our sponsor child receives at Christmas just blows straight thru the old ear, Thank You John and those truly were the good old days. (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Ferrett (10/3/2012 12:23:00 PM)

    Absolutely! Bah humbug! Christmas should be banned! ! ! Only kidding, of course! I love it! Just hate the commercialism of it all! Great poem, John. Thank you for your kind words about my efforts, but yours are much better than mine. Dawn xxx (Report) Reply

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