Spooky decorations
Midway through September
Then…tis the season…
One day after Halloween?
When some bemoan
The “dismissal” of Christmas
Calling it an attack on religion
I wonder what they say
When the Fa La Las begin
Fueling the buying binges
That put corporations
Finally in the black…
Seems the complaint
Is misdirected…
Their faith infected
By the worship of greed
With Black Friday
Still many days away

© 2017 Robert Mihaly


  1. suzannevcarey · November 14, 2017

    Very well said. I can honestly say as much as I miss working, I do not miss working the holidays in retail!

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  2. artifiswords · November 14, 2017

    Thanks, Suzanne. It gets worse each year. That part about Halloween decorations in mid-September has had me going since then…gnashing teeth, spitting and fuming. Traditions are thus destroyed by commerce…rendering them meaningless. GRRR!


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