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A Very GRumby Christmas
by Edward Lupinacci

Thursday, December 13, 2007
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Dear Santa

There is only one thing I want for Christmas this year
but I know I won't get it so why bother with false cheer
This whole holiday in fact seems such a bother
That I am glad I am no longer a loving father


No gifts I have to rack my brains and buy
No friendly greetings with which to lie
Retailers round the world can go to Hell
Cause I won't be ringing their Cash bell


Old Ebenezer had the right idea indeed
A dark and dank cell with gruel as feed
A piece of coal from your last visit here
Barely heating this dismal atmosphere
 
Send your three Christmas spirits if you dare
But know they donít have a chance or a prayer
Nobody wants a boy of clay anymore
Not when there are 3D animations galore


Iím adapting to life alone on a shelf
With no one to speak to not even an elf
So it is here I sit alone with my thoughts
Making up my own little clever retorts 



Which brings me to the question I had in mind
And I would like you to answer it, if youíd be so kind


When one receives a  gift wrapped with a bow
They tear at the wrapping, and not at all slow
It doesnít really matter whatís on the outside
Cause what they really enjoy is on the inside


So why arenít people treated like Christmas presents?
paying less attention to the wrap and more to the Essence


 
 

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Reviewed by jude forese 12/16/2007
because society is based on greed and the worship of material things ... the celebration of individuality and its legacy is replaced by personality worship ... unfortunately, the spirit of Christmas resides in an empty gift box ...

well written poetic query ...
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 12/16/2007
Very clever write Grumby...it is true that only a chosen few can recognize others for what is possessed inside. Great work.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/14/2007
"So why arenít people treated like Christmas presents?
paying less attention to the wrap and more to the Essence "

Good question my friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/14/2007
A very good question at the end, Gumby.

I saw you on the SNL Christmas Special last night, and you were very good!
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 12/13/2007
I am liftin my rootbeer mug to you in a salute! You are truly a wise Little Green Dude! Wishin Ya a Merry Whatever! SC
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 12/13/2007
Wonderful question? Leaves one to ponder and speculate, but never finding the answers, right? God bless you and try to have a very Merry Christmas. After all it is Jesus's birthday, isn't it.....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/13/2007
Retailers round the world can go to Hell
Cause I won't be ringing their Cash bell" . . . . This mind-set sir, is mixed in with my own too.

In my mind Edward, this write is a cleverly cynical twist on 'The Night Before Christmas'. Your heart is showing beautifully, and your inimitable wit is as sharp and satisfying as ever. The analogy you create between presents and people is brilliant!

Have a blessed holiday season, and all the best to you in the coming year.
Light and Wisdom ...
Richard
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/13/2007
THAT, my kind sir is the sixty-four dollar question . . .
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/13/2007
Great write, Gumby, with a super message therein! Great job; bravo!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 12/13/2007
But I really like the wrap.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/13/2007
Amen, Gumby, Amen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

We're too caught up in the commercialism, we've forgotten the Real Reason for the Season. Excellent.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 12/13/2007

Blessed be the author of this aliment for the souls, and sustenance for the intellect. Art, knowledge and wisdom met to develop the imagery of this composition.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
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