Christmas Is Finally Over!
Christmas is finally over!
Now you can go back to normal –
To “regularly scheduled programming.”
Away from this Yuletide formal.
No listening to Christmas songs
Ad nauseam that noisily swell,
At the grocery store,
Like “Come On Ring Those Bells.”
Your eyes won’t be hurt
As you try to drive at night
By those overdone gaudy
Don’t forget the political news
That captures the airwaves –
Left, Center, Right and Between,
All that socially saves.
Comments about polite posts again,
Making snide mocking remarks,
No more good will toward men.
As you walk by today
No irritating high-pitched bell
Rung by the Red Kettle person
Christmas is really over!
You don’t have to go back to normal.
You can continue praising God
Even after this Yuletide formal.
— Charles B. Mayes
Christmas Is Finally Over! © 2022 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
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I hope that my satirical poem helps us remember to think about Christmas all year and to continue praising God!
“The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” (Holy Bible – Luke 2:20 – NIV)
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