Thoughts on the Holiday


Thoughts on the Holiday

Thoughts on the Holiday

Damn the shopping, damn the rain

Damn the crowds, the emotional pain

Why does Christmas also contain

So much dread and wallet drain


I like hot chocolate just by the fire

Curled up feet and a Tree to inspire

The meaning of Christmas, so often is lost

The message is Love, not how much it cost


Truly we should be grateful and give many thanks

For love and tenderness and keep our money in the bank

It’s not the present or the gift given

What really counts is the feeling within


Let’s roll back this silly Holiday tradition

And stop this needless, selfless condition

Design a new Holiday notion in our head

Write each other poems and send them instead


 -M. Jacobs


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bloomingsun commented on Thoughts on the Holiday


Amen, this is so true! It would be so great if we could simplify the craziness of the shopping and the commercial trash and just really get around to enjoying the celebration of the birth of Love. Wonderful!



For sure, It would certainly keep Christmas shopping costs down. Thank You for your response.

knight4696 commented on Thoughts on the Holiday


GREAT WRITE!!! Marion, These are my sentiments exactly! I'm sure it is how most of us feel, but don't know how to change the course we've been on for so long. The True Meaning of Christmas has been lost within this Materialistic World we live in. We need to revert back to the days when just being together as a family meant so much. An Awesome message you have penned here ... Saving to faves and a definate 10 +++ :) .... Ken



Thanks Ken, Certainly it would be a lot cheaper to complete the Christmas list, if we delivered poems to all. Thanks.

ginga commented on Thoughts on the Holiday


jake, This is a marvelous collection of thoughts and feelings that would certainly de-stress the holidays. You shoot straight with all you say here and I certainly agree. ginga



Thanks so much, I appreciate your alliance with my words. We could be so much better off for not giving in to the pressure around this time each year.

wamomo commented on Thoughts on the Holiday


you are soo right...I just could not get in to Christmas this year for these very reasons...I love to give...but isn't it what we give every day that really counts?...and I'm a sap for a pretty tree, too : )) ...can sit and stare at the sparkles and lights with a cup of tea and just get lost in it : )...Thank you for your kind words and sweet spirit!! ~Many Blesings



Thanks, I wish we could turn back time....important things are just slipping away too fast.

dahlusion commented on Thoughts on the Holiday


"Let’s roll back this silly Holiday tradition And stop this needless, selfless condition Design a new Holiday notion in our head Write each other poems and send them instead" — poetic perfection lives within this paragraph. Powerful piece!!



Thanks, dahlusion. I appreciate you checking out my Holiday offering and your thoughts.

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

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