Late Christmas Shopping
I will be okay, I’ve got plenty of time,
It’s only the 10th so I’ll be fine!
I check my diary, I should make a move
It’s now the 15th, should be in the grove!
It’s the 17th, just a week to go,
And to date? Simply nothing to show!
It’s the 19th but I don’t have the time
To plan ahead, this shopping of mine.
It’s the 21st, but it’s still not too late,
I’ve only the wife to facilitate.
It’s the 23rd, I cannot believe,
If I don’t act soon she will be aggrieved.
It’s the 24th and the high street is packed,
At 6 o’clock just a few shops left stacked.
I haven’t a clue what present to buy,
I cannot believe how the time’s gone by.
I call in the pub, for I need inspiration
But it’s really an act of pure desperation.
It’s the 25th, it is now Christmas morn,
And I’m certainly looking, very forlorn,
For a packet of nuts does not represent
The kind of gift I’d like to present.
Copyright © Ronald D Thompson | Year Posted 2019
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