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Bah Humbug Christmas

Bah Humbug Christmas

What is Christmas time to me, a bunch of junk under the tree.

The lights ablaze they burn my eyes, pretending to be jolly is nothing but lies.

Decorations are hung from here to there, does anyone realize they have no flare.

What a mosh posh a mess is all I see and nothing but a huge electrical fee.

Family and friends gather alike, I wish they would all just take a hike.

They eat my food and make a mess, There goes my booze nevertheless.

All the hustle and bustle nothing but moans, know I owe nothing but loans.

Opening gifts so exciting you see, until you realize it's a bunch of junk under the tree.

Christmas tree

Christmas tree

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

Comments

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 30, 2019:

Christmas is definately my favorite time of the year, Lorna. It brings such good spirit and cheer. With all the hustle and bustle going on, I thought a feww good laughs might keep the spirits bright.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 30, 2019:

Thanks Elijah. Glad you enjoyed the poem. I was hoping to get a few laughs this holiday season. It can be such a busy time that its important to slow down and remember the importance of Christmas.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on November 30, 2019:

What a funny yet truth about what it must be for so many, Jason. What is supposed to be the truth of the story doesn't match us with the evergreen tree. Evergreens are representatives everlasting life while seasonal trees represent dis and reincarnating, their loss of their body of leaves is discarnating with their return in spring being reincarnating.

With that being true, the symbol for "the birth of Christ" should be the eggs and rabbits used for Easter and evergreen trees his resurrection's symbol. I wonder if they are used for intentionally confusing man-en-mass.

Lorna Lamon on November 30, 2019:

My favourite time of year - I love everything Christmas and in particular Christmas Day. "A Christmas Carol" is also a must see every Christmas and your poem definitely has 'Scrooge' written all over it. However, I like Christmas to be a simple affair filled with happiness and we do need this in this sad old world.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 29, 2019:

Hi Charlie. As soon as my eyes hit your comment it made me chuckle. Loved it. Ha ha.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 29, 2019:

Hello John. The memories of my childhood Christmas' were so amazing. I still really love it but there is so much more work and expense involved. I guess its time to create all those same memories for our little ones.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 29, 2019:

Hi Brenda. I love Christmas as well. Sometimes the meaning gets lost upon everything else. It certainly is a time of great cheer, yet it can cause difficulties for many. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 29, 2019:

I did so enjoy reading your poem. It flows so naturally.

But as for Christmas might I suggest finding a different meaning...like the meaning behind xmas is Christ's birth.

Then hide your booze...save it for New Year's Eve.

If you do not wish to buy presents, then don't. Or suggest drawing names so the bank isn't broken.

As for me...I love Xmas but this year it will be quite different.

I cannot afford to buy presents this year and would love to flee to a destination unknown but alas this too I cannot afford...so I will be here empty handed with no tree.

I do have a tiny one only about 15 inches tall, and a lighted wreath, and miniature battery operated color changing trees for a bit of Christmas spirit in the dark.

I will be content in my little place and grateful for what I do have this year.

As for others...sorry about their luck...but my well fare comes first before buying presents.

Again...I truly enjoyed your write.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 29, 2019:

Yes, Christmas is not what it used to be ,,, but still I try to make the most of it and enjoy it. The mess left after unwrapping presents (what a waste of paper) gets a bit annoying though.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on November 29, 2019:

Bah Humbug fine by me :)

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