See them rushing...making haste,

No time to lose - no time to waste;

No sign of pausing,

No thought of stopping,

All in thrall to Christmas shopping.


Faces with their fixed expressions,

Trying to fend off deep depressions;

Searching for that urgent prize,

To satisfy another's eyes.


Hordes of shoppers - pushing, shoving,

Far removed from scenes of loving;

Each mind hoping to locate

The gift that someone will think great.


Hurrying...scurrying - endless worrying,

Do they take the time to pray

That they'll be blessed

 And find the present 

That brings a smile on Christmas Day.


Only so many hours to go

But then again...I'm sure you'll KNOW!!



THOUGHTS AT CHRISTMAS - a repeated post ►


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Sun 22nd Dec 2013 21:49

I've never had a poem written about me before. Thank you.

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 22nd Dec 2013 16:18

Ho-ho spelt backwards is Oh-oh! Probably the
more accurate reaction from many out in the shops
during the approach to Christmas.
Curmudgeons of the world unite - Ebenezer Scrooge
as President Emeritus!
Bah humbug!!
(But I like it really).

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Roy Chetham

Sat 21st Dec 2013 22:58

Yes, this certainly accurately but artistically describes the mayhem. So sad that most often the giver likes the present better than the recipient!

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John Coopey

Sat 21st Dec 2013 19:43

You capture well the pace of activity.
(For some reason it reminds me of "Night Mail")

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