Thursday, December 22, 2005

Christmases Past and Present

Tis the week before Christmas,
and all through the city,
people are shopping, and eating, and decorating
with a frenzy.

I'm wishing it were July.
The best time of the year.
It's hot enough for shorts,
and sunny enough for the pool.

What does December 25 have to offer?
family feuds.

Am I a scrooge,
no, nor a grinch,
I'm just a realist
with a tight pocket book.

My children love Christmas,
I don't know why,
I tried to teach them better, but
it didn't work.