* Holiday Madness * - Poem by Linda Ori
They seemed to spring up overnight
The Christmas trimmings to delight
Every woman, man and child -
This yuletide rushing drives me wild!
I just turned on my radio
I think I heard a HO-HO- HO!
Their playing Christmas music sweet
And I'm still eating trick - or - treats!
Come late October days fly by
Be careful not to blink an eye
As holidays all run together
Pumpkins, elves and turkey feathers!
Give us time to recognize
The holiday before our eyes
And let us give it precedence
Before the day becomes past tense!
So much to do, so little time
As I sit here creating rhyme
You'd think I've better things to do
Like Christmas shopping at the 'zoo'!
Where shoppers ram you with their carts
While songs of Christmas fill their hearts
With tales of peace, of hope and joy
It's 'Blue Light Special' - buy this toy!
While in the fridge the turkey thaws
Yes, I am cooking 'just because'
Nobody else would do the task
Just once it would be nice to ask!
This time next month we'll all be crazy
Especially anyone who's lazy
And didn't get his shopping done
Just one week left - get out and run
From store to store for one last look
Perhaps some perfume, or a book?
Something special, something funny -
I think this year I'll just give money!
We'll break our backs and bank accounts
Use credit cards and checks that bounce
Oh, aren't the holidays such fun?
Bah! Humbug.......... Bless us everyone!
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