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Black for a Reason

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Black for a Reason

We all get up early
To head out to the mall
For Black Friday Bargains
We want to get them all

First there's all the line ups
We're set to crash the door
Here for all our treasures
Waiting inside the store

The entrance is opened
we all push and we shove
Forget the Christmas Spirit
This sure aint about love

Cash registers flashing
Bing Bang Ring a Ding Ding
The money is flowing 
People buying their Bling

Some people get trampled
They didn't factor that cost
All those stupid profits
In the end will be lost




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  1. Date: 4/16/2013 2:25:00 AM
    I am blown away by how starkly honest this is. I remember seeing a photo on facebook that said "Define Necessity" and it showed a picture of starving African children next to a picture of ladies with looming piles of gift that couldn't even fit in the shopping cart. This will have to go to my favorites, and I'll be sure to read again when Christmas draws near once more. The deaths on Black Friday is just plain sad...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 4/16/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now you see why you are the first person on my dedication poem. I so enjoy your comments an perspective.
  1. Date: 11/24/2012 10:57:00 PM
    I know what you mean... Black Friday shopping is only for the bold and the brave. LOL I don't do BFS for the crowds, etc. as mentioned in your poem, which by the way captured the event truthfully. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, Richard. Always, Annalise

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/25/2012 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We have ours in October here in Canada. Even so I try to be thankful every day.
  1. Date: 11/24/2012 7:06:00 AM
    This reminds me of Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie in "Jingle All The Way", when he and the other person got nuts because of 1 toy robot on "black Friday"? :D

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2012 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Now that you mention it, I see what you mean.
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 11:10:00 PM
    Ha,ha...Good one! The one day I never go out.People are so rude,and mean?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/24/2012 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Smart Man!
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 4:57:00 PM
    "Little Saturday" ..... is Friday ..... almost weekend. - Well written Richard. - Wishing you a lovely and relaxing weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2012 5:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne.
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 12:39:00 PM
    This is a very cleverly written poem my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful and entertaining write this afternoon! What a fascinating and enlightening piece, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2012 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell, I appreciate your visits.
  1. Date: 11/23/2012 12:21:00 PM
    never heard of black Friday before today and now I have heard of it twice. nice one Richard xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/23/2012 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy, appreciate your visit.