CHRISTMAS CHAOS

via Daily Prompt: Relate

Relate

Feeling overwhelmed
I can relate
The hustle and bustle
The children can’t wait!

The presents, the shopping
The cooking and more
The crowding, the pushing
Inside of the stores.

The wrapping, the planning
The dinners for eight
The table you’re setting,
The decorative plates.

Cookies and candy
Popcorn and nuts
Garland and mistletoe
Hung from above.

The tree and the manger
The paper and bows
The glitter and tinsel
The cold and the snow.

Can’t wait to sit down
And, just take a rest
A cup of hot chocolate
Whipped cream is the best.

Christmas will be here
And, over so fast
Before you can blink
The day will be passed.

Enjoy your family
The smiles on their face
As they open their presents
Before, it’s too late.

The years will pass by
The kids will grow up
It’s worth all the effort
It’s worth all the fuss.

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Relate

ADRIFT

via Daily Prompt: Compass

Compass

He lacks a moral compass
We’re heading off a cliff
Without regard for honor
Our ship will float adrift.

Selfish, narcissistic
Blatant lack of care
Our ship has lost its rudder
Our course, will lead nowhere.

Only his voice matters
It’s all he listens to
He’ll throw you overboard
With no plan to rescue you.

Given too much power
Heading…. full speed ahead
He’s not interested in democracy
Wants a dictatorship, instead.

Time for us to redirect
A mutiny’s at hand
Relieve him of his duty
We need to take a stand.

More rough water lies ahead
We need a steady course
We’re going to be run aground
Our condition’s getting worse.

Call all hands, up on deck
We’re heading thru rough weather
We have to stop this madman
We have to stick together.

Impeachment and imprisonment
His instability quite clear
A listing vessel, he’ll always be
A mass of greed and fear.

MARITAL BLISS

via Daily Prompt: Bliss

Bliss

What is marital bliss?
A wink, a hug, and a butterfly kiss?
If you were asked,
Could you make a list?

Dinner with candlelight?
Expensive champagne?
The feeling you get,
When he speaks your name?

Breakfast in bed?
A rose on the tray?
The look in his eyes
The things that he’d say?

The touch of his hand
The first time you kissed?
Too many to mention
Too many to list.

How about the laundry?
Does he offer to help?
Or, leaves it to you
To do all by yourself?

Does he change diapers
Helps with the kids?
Does he try to blame you
For, the things that he did?

Does he rub your feet
At the end of the day?
Get you a blanket
Have his own way….

Of making you feel good
So, you’ll feel secure?
When having self doubts
Or, not feeling so sure?

If he’s got your back
And, he likes to kiss
I’d say you’ve defined it
It’s called, Marital Bliss.

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KEEP SILENT

via Daily Prompt: Silent

Silent

Keep silent, they say
Don’t utter a word
We can’t let them know
They soon will be hurt.

Their taxes will double
Their benefits gone
Our bank accounts increase
Who cares, if it’s wrong?

Their children will suffer
The old and the weak
We don’t have to worry
Our treasures we keep.

Our children make out
With low estate tax
No worry for us
Chill out and relax.

We’ll silent the masses
No room to complain
Their wishes don’t matter
For, they are to blame.

They chose to elect
A selfish buffoon
Now, they will suffer
The end will be soon.

But, we will be quiet
We’ll sneak the bill thru
They won’t be the wiser
And, neither will you.

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A CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

via Daily Prompt: Meager

Meager

A meager salary is all she received
For dusting, for scrubbing and keeping things clean.

A scrub brush, a vacuum
Her tools of the trade
She dressed all in white
They called her, “The Maid”.

She carried a tote bag, filled with old rags
She cleaned out their toilets
Their closets and bags.

She organized books, pencils and pens
Scrubbing the floors, the walls in the den
She did all the dishes, the pots and the spoons
Prepared lunch for two, just before noon.

Croissants and crumpets, two cups of tea
She served them their snack, precisely at three.
She rarely spoke, and was never heard
She kept to herself, never uttered a word.

At the end of the day, she headed for home
She lived by herself, she was always alone.
With Christmas approaching, she baked everyday
Wrapped all their presents, planned their holiday.

On Christmas day, she served them smoked turkey
Stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy
While they opened their gifts , she cleaned up the kitchen
No one thought of her, no one even mentioned.

That maybe she might, want to sit for awhile
Stop what she’s doing, before cleaning the tiles
Share a bit of holiday cheer, with the people she cared for
Throughout the year.

But, no presents for her, no Christmas blessings
Just more of the same, she cleaned up their messes.
No Christmas bonus, no extra fare
Nothing was done, to show that they cared.

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A LEGEND

via Daily Prompt: Legend

Legend

He was sure that he was someone
Someone fine and quite good looking
He was the master in the kitchen
And, believed the best at cooking.

But, truth be known, he barely could
Even make a cup of tea
He was unable to follow recipes
A chef he’d never be.

He was sure that he had prowess
As an athlete, he excelled
He believed he was the best
That is, as far as he could tell.

But, when it came to running
Poor thing had two left feet
He was unable to ever qualify
Or compete, in a track meet.

He would sing while in the shower
All alone and in his car
He was sure he had the best voice
And, would one day be a star.

But, when he opened up his mouth
Breaking into song
The dogs that lived in his neighborhood
Began to howl along.

Having a way with the ladies
Made him quite the office flirt
He’d smile and wink, believing
He was their favorite, at work.

But, the crowd at the water fountain
Dispersed, whenever he walked in
Not wanting to be associated
With a misfit guy like him.

He really was quite special, though
Very sweet and always kind
Though not the best at everything
He remains ….A Legend in his own mind.

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INHERITANCE

via Daily Prompt: Inheritance

Inheritance

Counting on an inheritance
May not be, what you should do
There are several considerations
Before, deciding what to do.

Counting on the money
May be more, than just a crutch
Fighting with your siblings
Can prove to be too much.

Dividing up possessions
Be it jewelry, books or cars
Can prove to be so hurtful
No matter who you are.

You try your best, to get along
With your motives, still in question
No matter how fair you try to be
You still face cold rejection.

Family may not stick together
They may turn their backs on you
It won’t be very easy
But, you’ll have to see this thru.

As court appointed executor
Your role is to follow the law
The end result is not your choice
It was never your last call.

Your parents did whatever they could
Looking out for the three of you
There’s no reason to quarrel, or to get mad
Or, to blame their loss on you.

An equal split, divided three ways
Sounds pretty fair to me
No reason to be resentful
It’s just the way, that it should be.

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