Holiday Shopping

Tis the season

yep,

ring the money bells,

commercials advertising sells,

gifts to buy

must haves to try

MY-OH-MY…,

the Holidays no joke,

no budget can leave you broke.

Shopping malls, open early

to close late,

to purchase plenty

at a discounted rate.

Let’s not mention decorations,

and office parties celebrations,

more to money to spend

writing gift receipts in pen.

Yeah, it’s happening again,

the Holidays are here

and my bank is

permanently closed

to shopping

til the New Year.

Frostman

Underneath his

heavy jacket

his heart

frozen cold.

Snowflakes

cling to him

in the winter

stomping

storms

booting

right to left

thru

his mind.

Teasing

heat

to unfreeze

his fondness

beneath his

snow cap

loneliness

touches his

cold hands

into mittens

by chills

to keep

warm.

Frost bitten

to his touch

ice sickles

point

downwards

as he

waits to

defrost

by the fire.

Holly Jolly Blues

Walking thru a decorated

path way,

colorful designs and

greetings signs

lights up the display.

Music in the background

playing Holly Jolly’s,

twisting emotions

to sing

The Emotions “What do the

lonely do for Christmas”…

turning away,

a cold winter breeze snaps

me back to this year’s

seasons,

started in

Spring,

leap for growth

got cut into tiny pedals

until

Summer,

shimmering heat

dried my feet

but,

spared no tears

burying precious

family and friends

6 feet deep,

spiraling to

Fall,

down and out

singing “Good Woman Down”

by Mary J. Blige,

wearing mostly

burgnany and black,

got back on track

to face

Winter,

too cold inside

to be outside,

singing Holiday praise.

Halloween

Last day of October,

another month over

celebrations of Halloween

begins tonight

trick or treat,

not for me…

staying on my couch

and putting up my feet.

Adults and children

dress up in

costumes observed

everyday,

wigs, color dyes,

flamboyant clothes

these days everything goes

unless barely dress,

I digress…

Candy sweet to eat,

Almond joys, Kit-Kats,

Reese’s cups,

Good and Plenty,

knock-knock on

stranger doors you

won’t find any

unless,

you

at

the local

Grocery store.

Happy Halloween😱