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Gift Receipt

Christmas is the time to kindly say gift receipt me please, Just in case the gift you give me don’t fully decorate my trees. When you shop there’ll be no need for you to put in a lot of thought, As long as there’s a gift receipt for whatever it is you’ve bought. Then I’ll be sure that I can get the right color and in my size, There really is no down side except for the lack of any real surprise. But after all we’re not kids and we know that magic is not fact, And a gift receipt can save hurt feelings with a modicum of tact. Then bake some Christmas cookies and mark them with my name, And I will also make a batch and with yours do the same. This way we are assured of getting all the ones that we love, I would like to thank you right now for going over and above. Today I saw a Christmas card at one of the local stores, I took a picture of it with my phone and sent it to you and yours. Share the spirit of Christmas with family, friends and everyone in between, And be sure to shop the after Christmas sales ‘cause it’s almost Halloween.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2011 7:31:00 AM
    I will NOW be asking for GIFT RECEIPTS!!! lol. Zany! I saw your baby Jesus' twin last night on TV--America's Most Wanted segment..a baby kidnapped in a church parking lot way up NORTH!! ha ha. That is a stitch, TONY!! Tell Mrs. Lane to settle down and that Santa has maybe baby Jesus could have a twin. (all in good fun.) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 9:37:00 PM
    Got me all in the Christmas spirit now! Thanks :-)

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 9:35:00 PM
    And why stop there? just give gift cards now. My in-laws had the audacity to tell me, "why do you want to waste all that postage on mailing boxes of presents. You can just send us gift cards." yeah. I always thought Xmas was supposed to come from the heart. Hmmm, had to take back the rat poison. hahaha (but I'm saving a ton of money on postage this year)

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 3:51:00 PM
    an santa claus is coming by, does he takes cheques, with reindeers sly, just have a happy christmas, bye...

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 3:49:00 PM
    Tony, very good shopping advise think with that receipt all the bargain after sales!( double the present double the treat!) Cookie idea also good! Yes man you have really helped with the Christmas shopping! Love Lizzie

  1. Date: 12/1/2011 1:09:00 PM
    Merry Christmas to ya pard. May your spurs always jingle and your 'spenders not fall down the outhouse hole while your doin' business. Thanks for the high praise on the cowboy talk, Tony. I'm liking your shopping ideas, matter fact I like most of your ideas and especially the way you tell 'em. Should I be worried?

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/1/2011 1:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    All signs point to yes.
  1. Date: 12/1/2011 11:33:00 AM
    The surprise is taken out of Christmas and if I have to give a gift card I just as well do cash. I will share in a cookie with you as my sweet tooth will never pass a cookie by. ha ha SWEET POEM. love phyl

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/1/2011 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's illegal to pass them up at this time of year. My wife and her sister will make 12 different kinds of Chraistmas cookies and 2000 in total.
  1. Date: 12/1/2011 10:57:00 AM
    cute poem, Tony. very much enjoyed! Hugs, Catie :)

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/1/2011 1:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Catie
  1. Date: 12/1/2011 5:56:00 AM
    Yikes you sure have a great way of fixing that awkward moment when you don't like the gift someone bought you.. It is just a pity people are not always open to the idea.. Btw that one was never about me lol, I have no magnetism.. Not like the sun does anyway ;) Thank you for the laughter you always provide :) Wilma

    Lane Avatar Tony Lane
    Date: 12/1/2011 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    With me either nothing is an awkward moment or everything is. Depends on what kind of a person I'm with.