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  An Unhappy Christmas Poem
by Nordette Adams
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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Attention Wal-Mart shoppers! This poem is commentary, but Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays nonetheless.

What Comes to Bless this Day?
By Nordette Adams

What falls on us like snow blankets
dissolves to warm molasses --
the Christmas crush.

Hearts contorted with holy days
rebranded holidays --
the bloody rush.

Whoever has gone missing may not
be missed until --
the gift's unveiled.

What falls on us like joy
seeks comprehension 'til --
Spirit prevails.

And the Wal-Mart shopppers
go 'round and 'round.
And the people forget
what made the sound --
Trumpets heralding our souls'
salvation --
Thus light flees
Consumer Nation.

(c) Copyright 2009 Nordette N. Adams


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/6/2011
That's saying what exists for many Nordette! Hope BLESSINGS of bounty was in your Christmas and all through this NEW YEAR 2011! Warm Hugs,SOULFUL_SHEE ox
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 12/28/2009
This perfectly written, and the meaning is one oft repeated and carrying much truth indeed.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 12/26/2009
for real!
and that is just the way it is
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/24/2009
Spot on perfection, Nordette. We've forgotten the Real Reason for the Season - such a shame. May you have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous, blessed 2010!

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

That last stanza blew me away - WOW. Perfect!
Reviewed by William Haynes 12/24/2009
This year they are asking for volunteers to work Christmas eve until 8 P.M. We didn't follow Walgreens and open up on Christmas day but I fear that next year Christmas will be just another shopping day. Once one large chain opens up all of the others do also. I don't know what the other Wal-mart stores are doing but our store is closed on Christmas day as it should be.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/24/2009
I wish people'd get back to the REAL reason for the Season instead of spend, spend, spend!! It's nice if you have the money; if you don't; oh, well. People are more about helping the kids. What about ADULTS who are struggling???? Like my twin sister and I?? Does anyone give a rip?? NOT very many! So merry Christmas to us!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by L. Figgins 12/24/2009
Sad truth. We are helping the merchants but in the end are rewarding the very banks that took us under if we're charging purchases..."I owe my soul to the company store" as the old song goes. Fine write, Nordette. A blessed Christmas to you and yours...Lin
Reviewed by Andy Turner 12/23/2009
"In the dollar we trust."
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/23/2009
Apt and timely points well made, Nordette. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 12/23/2009
Yes the true meaning of Christmas is lost at "Walmart, Target" and so on. Really does anyone think about the child in a barn. One thing
of positive note the spending is helping our economy. This was a well written piece.

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