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A Season of Emptiness

A Season of Emptiness

By Elton Camp

Seasonal colors of red, blue and green
From elaborate decorations are seen

Stores and houses ablaze with lights
Intended to bring joys and delights

That Jesus’ birth wasn’t then, many are aware
For this inconvenient truth they may not care

After all, it is more about a visit from Santa Claus
Who comes bringing a bag filled with gifts and toys

The child busily creating a selfish present list
Learning to care for others may have missed

Scattered families who at that time are meeting
Relating their family stories and over eating

Heavy drinking may take place at parties too
Sometimes with an outcome much to rue

Celebrating families may fall deeply into debt
A use of scarce resources they come to regret

The holiday with its commercialism & hype
Brings a happiness of a very superficial type

Deliver me from Santa Claus or some elf
Like Scrooge, I say “Bah, humbug” myself

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  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:23:00 PM
    Elton, Once again, we find ourselves trapped in the Holiday Season. And, hear I am stopping by to say Hi and to wish you a Merry Christmas once again sincerely from my heart. Loving each moment I found comforting here on the soup. Thank you for any comment or support you have offered now or in the past. Love always & forever ~ PD