“Another great year,” Claus bellowed, stretching his legs and cracking his knee joints. “I always wonder, year after year, whether this is the one when I won’t make it…Thank you Dix, I wouldn’t have managed without your miracle dust, you know that right?”
Dixie smiled a sad smile and sighed a high-pitched sigh. Continue reading
“Do you hear what I hear?”
Frosty the snowman grumbles;
“A silent night, which is anything but quiet,”
while melting he mumbles. Continue reading
My face turns into fifty shades of red
As, troubled, I look at the price tag.
When did Christmas get to cost so much?
Shouldn’t the focus be on peace, happiness and such?
This weekend, Trifextra asked us to write about our thoughts on the holiday season. My thoughts on the subject are plenty, I love the holidays, as I have explained at length in Christmas is Here. But now, with Christmas being so close, and my wallet having had the worst spasm since I bought my apartment, I am rethinking the whole season. This post is actually inspired by The Gift of Giving…Not! A poem which I so inconveniently posted yesterday!
The blinking lights hypnotize me into submission.
The jingling monotone of the carols hurry me
into hasty decisions,
anything to make this stop.
Freezing fingers and misty breath do nothing to help.
Crowds push against me. Choking.
Bulky bags; everyone here is as much the victim.
My weightless load gets lighter,
as I pull out my wallet
and buy yet another gift.
Elsewhere on the little island, at the harbour where the ferry that transports people to the closest international border was now berthed, a fight was brewing. Five thousand people where pressing against each other on a dock that would fit a hundred and fifty. Some had already fallen inside the dark, cold waves and were now floundering, trying to get footing on the overcrowded dock. They weren’t drowning; the islanders could swim as well as they could breath. Continue reading
“Whoa! Peter Jackson really did it this time,” said Mario amid flushed cheeks.
“I can’t get the dwarf song out of my head,” muttered Pierre more to himself than to his friends, as was his way.
“Richard Armitage is so hot! I feel dizzy though,” put in Francesca while feeling her forehead.
“I told you, forty-eight frames per second is going to be awesome,” replied Mario talking hurriedly.
“I said I’m dizzy, how is that awesome!” Continue reading
The lights twinkle and the branches sway.
In two weeks the tree will be packed
along with the star and crib.
Duct tape around boxes,
out of site and mind.