Holiday Blues

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‘Tis the holiday season,

Families gather,

friends meet,

gifts exchanged,

decorated egos-

slyly wrapped;

beneath rosy ribbons,

Squabbles peak,

Money rules,

Sentiments lost,

Relationships broken,

Open me,


‘Tis the holiday season.

34 words

P.S :- This poem is inspired from a news clipping I happened to read about relationships being broken around the holiday season. Fights usually revolve around whose gift is more pricer. It’s sad to note that emotions and relationships take a backseat and money rules.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Sadje for hosting What do you see challenge #166. The above photo is the prompt. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.


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  1. Kitty I can relate as I have one son who has to compare and keep a tally of what his brother gets. It makes gifting him anything an exercise in arithmetic and balancing a spreadsheet of purchases making sure the total is dead even. The last time he complained (he was about 16) I showed him my gift list and told him that if he wanted things even he owed his brother 7 cents – to make it equal! He’s never complained to me since but he still keeps count (now he’s 34). Your poem is an accurate description in so many ways!

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  2. This is such a sad poem. It’s even worse that its meaning is seated in truth and modern behavior. My husband and I didn’t exchange bought gifts. I made his favourite Greek lamb meal ( a seven hour labor of live) and we went in a short break to my favourite game farm.

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