CAVES OF TEMPTATION

I stare out at the gathering mist

as on the radio tubular bells are peeling,

an insistent beat of persistent encouragement.

children's voices stripped of guile

Christmas will soon be here .

 

      A red carpet unfolds

      while the lurching crowds obey

      a ritual newer than recorded time.

Pin spots reveal the message

in the caves of temptation.

 

celebration

◄ WHITE NOISE

ANTARCTIC CHRISTMAS ►

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raypool

Tue 15th Dec 2015 20:05

Thanks Stu for your interest on this. Pretty much the incongruity of weather in consideration of the image that Christmas espouses, and constant radio music in its honour . all to jazz up the expectation of present buying etc (the red carpet) and the caves are simply the shops. All pretty dysfunctional stuff!! cheers Ray

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Stu Buck

Tue 15th Dec 2015 17:56

intriguing. the last two lines are great. you know, i will own up here and say i have no idea what it is about which I like. enlighten me!

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