christmas poems

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It’s Christmas Time Again

Christmas blackens my door again.
Perenial hopes for joy and happiness,
Turn to dull realities of arguments.
Game playing,
Sniping,
Manipulations,
Veiled bullying:
All early presents shared before the big day,
Before the arrival of that mirthful sleigh,
Before the erection of the festively dead tree,
Before the hint of Victorian festivities,
Before early lights turned on by z-list celebtries,
When the thought of Christmas seems too far away,
When children count down in months,
And when tentative plans are made,
Messages relayed, like Chinesse whispers mutate.
My yearly fate.
It’s Christmas time again,
Great.