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Thursday, December 24, 2009

A poem: Christmas in America circa 2009

Christmas in America circa 2009

strands of colored lights stretching from coast to coast
people boasting about who has the most
it’s Christmas in America

credit cards deck check-out lines in every store
despite the economy or bills waiting in January, people buy more
because it’s Christmas in America

it’s a white Christmas for many states this year
travelers stuck in airports find it hard to be of good cheer
this Christmas in America

financial types tell us, as we wait in long lines at the dollar store
that we’re coming out of this recession and were really not poor
this Christmas in America

minimum wage Santas in Malls bounce children on their knees
in nearly every house there are brightly decorated trees
for Christmas in America

corrupt pols beneath mistletoes with lobbyists, and who knows?
Our fates lie with greedy Grinches in government and other
foes
this Christmas in America

homeless veterans, cast-offs from three wars, litter the streets
with other victims of society as we enjoy holiday sweets
living here during Christmas in America

in recent times, Jesus climbed down from the Christmas tree
disgusted with the gift-giving capitalistic frenzy
that’s Christmas in America

-Dave Stancliff

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to all here in America (and everywhere else too).

Dave said...

Merry Christmas to you too Anonymous