Christmas - Spiritual or Commercial? Explore in Haikus what Christmas means to You
What does Christmas mean to you?
I was reading one of Perspycacious' haikus. I commented that I hadn't done any of my own for a while and he told me, in so many words, to 'get on with it'. So I did!
Before Christmas the shops are crowded, sometimes pleasantly so, sometimes with uncomfortable jostling. Many spend hundreds of pounds on each individual. Some can't afford anything. Will this make their Christmases any the worse or unhappy?
Some try to outdo others in their spending. Some expect a certain quantity of presents. Some are grateful for just one. Let's think about the real meaning of this time of year, let's concentrate on the important aspects of the season of peace and goodwill to all men (and women of course!). Whatever our religion, or perhaps we have none, we can all relate to kindness, friendship, the wonders of a crisp winter's day and the joy of family.
So, thank you to Perspycacious for spurring me on and here we go!
Every Picture tells a Christmas Story
Haikus for Christmas (And the Blackbird Sings)
Christmas berries glow
with frosted snow - but wait!
Blackbird steals them all.
Blackbird puffed up, cold,
thirsts when water’s ice - die?
No! That boy leaves drink.
Boy goes in to Mum,
No presents round the tree - 'cos
no money for treats.
Food money gone too.
Envelope is pushed through door.
What?! Mum can’t believe.
Invited to a
neighbour’s house to partake - wow!
a Christmas party.
Christmas party, fun
and games. The boy has presents.
What a day! All joy.
Mum is thankful but
nothing to give in return.
Boy rises, flings arms
wide with gratitude - a kiss
planted on the cheek.
Neighbour smiles at such
a gift; no more is needed
on this precious day.
And the blackbird sings.
Copyright annart/AFC 2014
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