47 Days to Christmas

Christmas Shopping

I want those I want these give me give me, give me please! Look there is one in yellow and one in blue I want both of those and a red one too!

Hurry now only 47 days to go, until Christmas. I WANT SNOW! Get some chocolates get some nuts order a turkey (minus it’s guts!)

Decorations in silver and in gold. I need my coat on, it is getting cold. New tree lights this year they are blue  hurry, scurry there’s so much to do!

Order the booze in and mixers too don’t forget the sherry for great Aunt Sue! Festive tablecloth with matching serviettes and pretty crackers full of curly up fishes, bad jokes and plastic jets!

Buy the presents not a second to lose  lots of wrapping paper needed and shiny bows and glitter glues.

No don’t worry what you spend or waste or who you dash through in your obscene  haste. No don’t worry about those less well off than you, it is not your fault what can you do???

Happy Christmas

Tiny little fingers in the dust , huge eyes so sad finally closed. Where is  the help that was promised where is the aid.War on your left side famine at your right they no longer threaten you Death has arrive to erase your plight.

The last verse of this poem and the photo are meant to shock. The words are from a poem I wrote in August  entitled Death by Aid.        

https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/278/

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Randall
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 16:41:57

    So very powerful and so very moving poem.

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  2. willowdot21
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 16:49:01

    Thank you , this something I feel none of us do enough about, (myself included) or think enough about. I am not a grouch and I love having the family round for Christmas but we need to do our bit to help those less well off. This the one I wrote in August.
    https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/278/

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  3. jillnottelten
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 20:32:07

    Your intention works well. The poem catches the mood and then gives a striking contrast.
    Here’s trivia – I was only in the cold once for Christmas – we were in England… and it didn’t even snow for us!!!! Usually it’s VERY hot for Christmas (sometimes over 40 deg celcius) where I live and Christmas dinner for my family is cold roast meat and salad, maybe some prawns and seafood sauce before hand and some yummy dessert afterwards. Lunch goes all afternoon and we eat leftovers for dinner and feel like pigs. Somebody usually says “I wonder what the poor people are doing?” … and I think I do.

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  4. willowdot21
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 20:47:11

    Life is strange isn’t it , I can’t imagine a hot Christmas, but neither can I imagine a Christmas totally without anything. Don’t get me started on my soap I have no room to preach!! I am glad the poem works I was not sure. I did write a whole poem on the subject , “death by aid.” I just wish I could do more.

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  5. lilyklynn
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 06:59:17

    This really highlights how materialistic our society has become. It makes me sad. I used to be this way, but with each year, I find myself caring less for material possessions and thinking more about the things that really matter. I’d rather family and friends use the money they were going to spend on presents for me and give them to someone who needs it more. That would be a great Christmas gift. Xx Lily

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  6. willowdot21
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 08:53:17

    Yes Lily it is a very, very bad world we live in. I love to have the family around and we try year after year to be more aware of those less fortunate. In fact my eldest son’s partner spends her Christmas day helping out at Christmas in Crisis which I think is an admirable thing to do. We all need to do a small thing and then that small thing can grow. God willing.xxxx ( a journey of one hundred miles starts with one step . Confucius )

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  7. Vampire Weather
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:16:04

    Again speaking to social injustice and societal conditioning. I grew up poor by western standards, but I never knew. I had a family who made me feel important. I was taught early the value of moderation and doing without. After having been across the world I can truly say I’m glad I do not feel overly dependent on wealth or material excess. The belly is never full. Meanwhile others go without…

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  8. willowdot21
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:26:22

    Well done you sound like a rounded person , I wish more of us were like you.

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