False start

 

Christmas, a burst of joy like a 100 meters mens Olympic final

the annual false start for peace

 

an explosion of energy for the excitement of all

when the lines crossed its magic ceased

 

Christmas, is like putting a mask on a mask 

would it not be better stripped down than dressed

 

in this noisy world of limited plenty

where the blessed bestow the blessed 

 

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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 31st Dec 2017 09:54

Thanks for the flowers, Rich and Kevin.

David.

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Wolfgar Miere

Sat 30th Dec 2017 09:23

Thank you Keith, Graham, Martin and Ray.

Of course there is so much joy in Christmas for whatever reason we celebrate it. Personally each year I am more repelled by the brash and brazen grab for material things, it pushes me more to much simpler joys such as those of family, of course not all family members necessarily feel the same way.

It creates some problematic scenario's, but I suspect that is what Christmas should really be about, overcoming differences and sharing the important stuff.

David.

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raypool

Fri 29th Dec 2017 20:08

Very clever comparisons here David. Spot on, as Graham says with those lines especially. This sort of competitive version of the end of the has been nicely observed. It reminds me of the feeling prior to the new millennium. It still feels as if we look back to that time in some ways.
Was it the time the new Messiah crept in unannounced?
I'll get my coat.

Ray

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Martin Elder

Fri 29th Dec 2017 16:58

I totally go along with this one David. That final line which is a killer is excellent
Nice one

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 29th Dec 2017 11:14

David I really like this piece.

................"Christmas, is like putting a mask on a mask would it not be better stripped down than dressed".................

Is easily the best line for me or perhaps

..............."the annual false start for peace"........

I can't decide!!

Good work!

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keith jeffries

Fri 29th Dec 2017 10:42

David, Well said. My sentiments exactly. Thanks. Keith

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