Below is the poem entitled The Recession Killed Christmas which was written by poet
Hilliker. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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December is here: it's cold outside, but there is no Christmas spirit
A massive loss of jobs and homes is what it took to kill it.
The love and cheer of the season is something from years past
The rich have gotten richer, eliminating the middle class.
Streets are gray and gloomy with no shimmering, holiday decorations
There's no Salvation Army bells due to lack of monetary donations.
Black Friday was a flop though the stores won't report it
The Malls' attempts of seasonal cheer are feeble, lame and sorted.
Dollar Stores and Goodwill are where people are spending their money
If it wasn't such a tragic trend, it may be somewhat funny.
Job loss is the diet making mom and dad look thinner
Soup Kitchens are the rage providing Christmas dinner.
It's recession for the holidays, we need no Grinch to steal it
Poor spirit of Christmas, the economy done killed it.