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God Help Ye Weary Gentleman, Let Nothing You Dismay

A Partridge perched upon a tree entices him to throw something! When songbirds sing and flap their wings two turtle doves, cause headache pain. Those mocking words, thread-worn with wear. remind him of the dollars spent. Defeat caves in, ... the thought of debt! He bends his head to shield his face, and steps upon the curb, to brace against the mob, against the throng, against long lines in shopping malls He watches herds with purses out, who attack the narrow aisles and park. Chagrins at purpose, poised, embarked They're mad! They charge like Joans of Arc! No one pays him time of day He feels the sting of frostbit cheer and leans beneath the canopy The sales are lit, with half-price tease and gaggled geese attack with glee! Pure instinct guides, their goal is keen Gifts supreme, they seek and find! He wonders, as they claim their prize, if what they buy, and dollars leaked will gratify their kin, divined? With weighty burdens in their hands and dollars spent from sun to sun, he waits until his wife is done. This madness took her far away within the glass enclosed array of Jingle Bells and money spilled, of trinkets, socks and Visa bills His feet are sore, a wrinkled coat, unruly hair,... it glistens now, With cheeks of red, he steels his breath. Forefathers did, before their death! Entrenched in snow beneath his feet, his stomach growls, he begs to quit He watches from the window glass. A check-out line!! She's close!!! ...... At last!! She's almost done, her purchase won!! She grins as if she's fetched the best! The smile she wears, he catches fast And makes it worth the weary quest!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 1/3/2015 7:37:00 PM
this is really cute. drawing on symbols from one of my favorite xmas songs (we performed 12 days of Xmas at our school for my classroom). I love how you ended it with him realizing it was worth the quest. If they only know that we women actually enjoy shopping, at least most of the time. Oh, those funny weary guys!!
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Date: 12/27/2014 12:29:00 PM
Interesting work..I enjoyed reading this one today..I imagine that there were many men and women out there at the last minute trying to buy that perfect gift and were glad to see that check out line end and to home with prizes won..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Date: 12/24/2014 10:06:00 AM
This is fun! Merry Christmas.
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Date: 12/24/2014 1:44:00 AM
This is a poem that makes me reflect about how hard it is to earn money,so wisely it should be slent.Men love to have beautiful women but love to have a wise one too..Its always bad to be addictive in life,and sales can make one so.May We all focus of what Christmas is really ut sweet lady.A very interesting poem with clever thoughts penned.Have a blessed Christmas swsetheart.
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Date: 12/23/2014 9:30:00 PM
You have just described the day I had today.There were a couple of doors I almost made it by.The 50% off signs kept attracting my lovely wife...dragging me by the hand
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Date: 12/23/2014 8:59:00 PM
Very interesting write and read , you made me think as I read, that's a dangerous thing. Very well worked,thanks
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Date: 12/23/2014 3:33:00 PM
You told a great story here Carrie - am glad neither myself or my hubby go through this lol:-) Hugs jan xx Its a 7
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Date: 12/23/2014 3:06:00 PM
What an amazing poem with a great story Carrie. A perfect Iambic Pentameter. 7+ Fav. I really love this one.
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Carrie Richards
Date: 12/23/2014 3:08:00 PM
Thank you so much Brenda, and for all your kind comments this past year. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, happy new year!!