The Reason . . .

~~ by tkbrown ~~

The tree is up, tinsel is strung;
ornaments are still to be hung.
Music of ‘carols’ fills the air,
eggnog is poured for all to share.

Mistletoe pinned above the door
waits to prompt a kiss for the fair
maiden awaiting her genteel knight
to gently whisk her out of sight.

Nutcracker stands guard in the night,
sentinel o’er all we hold tight —
gifts, goodies, special people too —
keeping them all just out of view.

Techie gizmos, trinkets — a few,
games and gadgets bidding adieu
to yester-year, all once held dear —
sentiment lost midst sparkling cheer.

Glitter and glitz are everywhere
exuding, extolling to share
excitement and spirit amidst
festive colors ample assist.

Nowhere is seen the sentiment
thought to be a strong permanent
expression of this Holy season,
and no one cares to give reason.

Commercial wiles have overtaken
the public reason for this season;
thus, with sadness some shall lament
celebration of each red cent.

Have We Forgotten the Reason?

By tkbrown

I believe family is a gift from God and should be treated as such. I love writing with a broad array of intent and purpose. I have written poetry virtually all my life, and much nonfiction in academia. My expanded efforts in all areas have finally taken off in retirement. I have much to accomplish now that I have the time. Other hobbies are painting, researching ancestry and myriad topics for my writing, knitting, crocheting, cooking -- always trying new recipes and always cooking for my health. I have many other hobbies, but these seem to dominate most of my time. Oh, did I mention I am the mother of three grown children and grandmother of seven. I have been blessed immensely and am the happier for it.


  1. A loveley poem. I think it really expresses the christmas spirit and makes me feel really nostalgic before it tackles the problem of the commercialization of it. I think the part i liked the most is: “Nutcracker stands guard in the night,
    sentinel o’er all we hold tight β€”
    gifts, goodies, special people too β€”
    keeping them all just out of view”
    I don’t know why for sure but it gives me a warm feeling.

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    1. Thank You! I think of this every year, decided to put pen to paper about it this year. Thank You for the ‘Like”! I appreciate your support. I look forward to hearing what you think of other posts. The drop-down menu in the upper right corner holds all posts. Thank You for stopping by!

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