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Below is the poem entitled THAT TIME OF YEAR which was written by poet Daniel Cwiak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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It is that time of the year
When all the shopkeepers begin to cheer...
They've started the season sooner than before
In hopes that it will bring people to their store.

I am more tied to the traditions
Than I am to these indiscretions...
So it makes me go bananas 
When Halloween is followed by Santas!

Who would have ever believed
That this kind of irreverence could be conceived...
It's not for glory, for thanks, or for wishing us luck
It is only that they want the almighty Buck!

As for me, I'll sit home and drink a beer
I never shop, until December 24th of the year.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Copyright © Daniel Cwiak

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  1. Date: 11/29/2010 2:20:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your win Daniel, in Carolyn's fine contest with this kool poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 12:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Carolyn's Contest, Daniel! Can't say I'd blame you for sitting at home. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 5:28:00 AM
    Congratulations Dan on your win in the "Commercialized Holiday Humor" contest sponsored by Carolyn Devonshire. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 9:41:00 PM
    Good luck Daniel. In your last minute shopping. You didn't need it in your entry. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 4:25:00 PM
    THis sure has some great clever lines in it, Daniel. Particularly the one about Santa and going bananas! Congrats on your win. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 4:21:00 PM
    YOu and me both Daniel. Alot less crowded then esp. after midnight. Congrats to you on your win!

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 2:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on this win for the excellent entry in the contest, Daniel

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 12:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 12:21:00 PM
    Dan, congratulations on your win with this write that rings so true to what is happening all over the world ;-) hope your Sunday is a great one! Wilma

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 10:38:00 AM
    the almighty Buck! Yep, I am afraid so, Daniel! Thats what it is about. "Congratulations" on a worthy poem's recognition. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 7:11:00 AM
    Indeed, Halloween ends and the local radio station runs Christmas music nonstop until Dec. 26. Excellent poem, Daniel. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 5:07:00 PM
    Good Luck if for any of the contests on Soup..luv..

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 5:06:00 PM
    Simply wonderful Dan.. u socked it to them in this piece luv.. and that line when Halloween is followed by Santas... AWESOME..cause that is just what has happened in my neck of the woods my friend.. way too early and way too commercial for me.. give me tradition as well with the Manger Scene and the real reason we celebrate luv.. happy weekend...

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 4:53:00 PM
    :) Thanks for supporting the contest, Daniel! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 3:01:00 PM
    The beauty of that certain season'(LIN~RA)

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 2:55:00 PM
    Good write and thanks for the smile...Michael

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 2:32:00 PM
    Thought provoking write on the Christmas shopping, Daniel

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 1:54:00 PM
    good one Daniel, i think for the best part of x- mass i wait till the last minute,,lol,, only to have the excuse that they where all out,, enjoyed your poem,..p..d