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After Christmas
by Caryn M. Day-Suarez

Saturday, December 28, 2002

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We need to keep the Christmas spirit going longer - at least past 12/25!


Two days after Christmas


I stepped outside my door


No one had their lights on


In my neighborhood anymore


It seem so dark and dreary


And man I thought so lame,


I grabbed my books, got in my car


And straight to “Open Mic” I came.


The cards have all stopped coming


The phone just hasn’t rung


The turkey now picked clean


Seems to taste like pheasant dung.


Two nights ago singing carols I was a wrappin’


Two days later Christmas leftovers I’m a crappin’


Two nights ago we beheld a gorgeous silent night


Two days later now we’re back to the war and the fights


But wouldn’t it be nice if we’d all do what


Our Christmas cards say,


And keep the spirit of Christmas


For longer than a day.


 


 


Caryn Suarez


12/27/02


 


 


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Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 2/4/2003
Yes it would, this is a great poem showing contrasts. I am sorry that I missed it. I hope that you are well and congrats on all of your success and awards.

Love, JC xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Gilles Marchand 1/11/2003
Well for me Xmas this year was just
another day...!
Blue eyed fish...
Reviewed by Chelsea Blanchett 1/2/2003
wow this is great!
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 12/28/2002
Caryn that was very wise and wonderful. Was it only twenty minutes ago I looked at my Mum and said, "Well, quite dark in the neighbourhood I must say." We agreed that the Christmas spirit went dead after all the surprises and parties. How everlastingly disappointed I am! You spoke the words beautifully.
Warm Love and Happy New Year,
*-Brittany-*
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 12/28/2002
This is cute, and has a lot of truth it
We need the happy spirit anyway?
Have a Wonderful & Prosperous New Year!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 12/28/2002
LOL...oh my no truer words indeed could be said! This is not only so true, but very cleverly written...kudos!
~Happy New Year~
~Gods and Goddesses Bless~
Nikki
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/28/2002
noble goal but each person must find their own road...it is a shame though how quickly the good spirit evaporates! Well written! May your new year be the best ever!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 12/28/2002
This is a marvellous work ... Technically perfect. Perfection in your poems is your trademark and you never cease to excite my 'muse.' I can see the work that must have gone in to perfecting your craft and it is indeed a pleasure to read your poems. Bill Murray
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