Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas in the City

Horse drawn carriages adorned with bells,
Animate the avenues,
Holly wreaths, stunning light displays,
A welcome change from world news.

Store windows, now dioramas,
Display hard working Santa’s elves,
Making toys for both good children,
And filling department store’s toy shelves.

Busses crammed with laden shoppers,
Pick up more people at every stop,
A drunken Santa sits on a curb,
Crying, while arrested by a cop.

A Salvation Army volunteer,
Shivers, while ringing his bell…
Some see the birth of Jesus,
But me?...A capitalist hell.

Now I stay on the island,
The city’s celebration got quite stale…
I sit by the fire with glass in hand,
As I watch the eagles, deer and quail.

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