Poetry by Jeff Green


Seasonal Observations

by cricketjeff on December 12, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

“Just once a year”, they say, it comes along,
But really that’s an optimistic lie
Although we know the shops have got it wrong
They like to start the season in July.

September dawns and trees and cards are there,
With “special sales” and “buy the latest toys”.
An ersatz joy their customers don’t share,
In autumn Slade are just a nasty noise.

But when it’s close I’m Christmas through and through,
“Goodwill to all” could be my middle name.
Humanity will put its best on view
To prove that life’s a truly worthwhile game.

Two weeks to go and I have this to say —
I’ve got a Christmas waistcoat on today!

Author notes

For non-Brits “Slade” are a Glam Rock band from the Wolverhampton in the English Midlands who sang “Merry Christmas everybody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA which is something of a signature for Christmas over here

Happy Christmas all!

And today’s waistcoat is black with 1950s style cartoonish bikini clad models holding classic gift wrapped boxes