Poetry Day: Bully of the Holidays

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(Not my best poem.  This was definitely an early one.  I stand by what it’s talking about though.  Not sure what I meant by the 3rd and 4th lines.  Oh, Labor Day!  Got it.  Don’t think I knew how that holiday worked when I wrote this.)

It has devoured the poor turkey

And smashed the jack o’lanterns.

Taking earnings from the workers

On their single day of honor.

Slipping into firework shows

As if it is right around the corner.

Soon it will be with soldiers

On the days we bless their acts.

Assassinating birthdays

Of our great leaders of the past.

A savage skinning of its brother

The bunny had no chance.

Clothed in green with hints of red

It will drink with Irish fervor.

Absorbing the day of love

That so closely shares its greed.

Nobody will ever notice

When it cooks the oracle hog.

All minor days will fall with ease.

This bully has no heart.

A mutant of its former self.

Merry Christmas all year long.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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14 Responses to Poetry Day: Bully of the Holidays

  1. L. Marie says:

    😄 😁
    I cringe every time someone talks about being done with Christmas shopping by September. Sigh.

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  2. I agree with this. There is way too much Christmas, and every year it eats into the year a little more, taking over like Japanese knotweed.

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  3. Super poem, Charles. Christmas does seem to come earlier each year.

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  4. I’m totally with you.

    Like

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