Christmas Spending

Hassled shoppers in crowded places
Wanting children with demanding faces
Stores discounting demanding attention
Tired parents and their dollar retention.

This is Christmas in the West
This is Capitalism at it's best
Buy the latest time saver device
Buy the biggest but pay the price.

What do we need, is this success?
A hollow life so full of stress
The answer easy, under our noses
Take the time and smell the roses.

When I was young we all made do
Just a few presents for me and you
So happy with ordinary things
Now it's the best that money brings.

Our children have the very best
Make them better, now that's a test
Sometimes more is not the prize
It makes them less in others eyes.

MB 2/12/2010

by Michael A Berriman

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