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THE RETAIL FESTIVAL – Promote Yourself

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Here comes the Retail Festival
Couched in glossy Christmas cheer
Spend spend spend the shops implore
Their merchandising moves up a gear

Must we overspend at Christmas
On presents that leave us skint
Many people are left in debt
So that shops can make a mint

Christmas time itself I fear
Has lost it’s friendly glow
People vying to see who can
Have the priciest presents on show

A small present to family members
There is no harm in this
But keeping up with the Joneses
Is some folks idea of bliss

Hundreds of pounds they are spent
On presents for all you know
Kids clamouring for the latest
Toy or game that is on show

Hotels and restaurants filled to the brim
Yet their prices are over the top
When shall all this madness end
And prices shall start to drop

Family Christmas’s used to be
A time to visit and chat
Yet to sit around the table
Nowadays is classed old hat

The festivities now I fear
Has nothing to do with Dec 25th
It’s all to do with materialism
Spending money on expensive gifts

In case you think I’m a scrooge
Take time to stop and think
What’s the purpose of all this spending
Other than bringing you to debt’s brink

It’s time for a revolution
A time to say enough’s enough
Resist the all empowering persuasion
Put the retailers in a huff

Celebrate Christmas? Of course we should
Yet let us break the trend
Rather than buy a material gift
Present yourself just as a friend

©Bob Smith 13/11/2009

Gillian and Thomas Sims Christmas poetry

Christmas

 

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See the pretty lights a twinkling

See the children’s faces of delight

Viewing the Christmas decorations

In splendour light up the night

 

The sound of carols fills the air

Sung by a children’s choir

The smell of chestnuts

Roasting on an open fire

 

Santa Clause on his slay

Riding through the streets

See the children’s eyes wide open

As he greets them all with sweets

 

Carols singers at the door

Sing two lines of the first noel

The goose is getting fat

Then they ring the bell

 

It is all part of the Christmas Spirit

A time of Christmas, cheer

A time when all get together

A time we hold so dear

 

A Merry Christmas to everyone

Where ever you may be

Remember to make a wish

Standing around the Christmas tree

 

Malcolm G Bradshaw

Christmas

 

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See the pretty lights a twinkling

See the children’s faces of delight

Viewing the Christmas decorations

In splendour light up the night

 

The sound of carols fills the air

Sung by a children’s choir

The smell of chestnuts

Roasting on an open fire

 

Santa Clause on his slay

Riding through the streets

See the children’s eyes wide open

As he greets them all with sweets

 

Carols singers at the door

Sing two lines of the first noel

The goose is getting fat

Then they ring the bell

 

It is all part of the Christmas Spirit

A time of Christmas, cheer

A time when all get together

A time we hold so dear

 

A Merry Christmas to everyone

Where ever you may be

Remember to make a wish

Standing around the Christmas tree

 

Malcolm G Bradshaw
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