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You’d Better Not Cry

It’s Christmas concert time! Oh, joy! A time when every girl and boy Shangaied into a junior choir Raises voice on high–no, higher– In a shrill cacophony Of avarice for you and me: You’d best not cry or pout, they’ll … Continue reading

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I’m Not Finished Giving Thanks!

The house is cozy, toasty warm. Now, all we need’s a freezing storm To close the roads so we’ll be stuck At home on Monday… No such luck.

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Patriot’s Day (Observed)

On Patriot’s Day Back in Arlington, Mass., We’d go out on the porch To watch Paul Revere pass (Or maybe his doctor friend– Didn’t much matter)– What thrills for a five-year-old! Watching them clatter On horseback across the bridge Spanning … Continue reading

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No Joke (Not Funny)

Vacations by their nature are especially seductive ‘Cause you’re busy being lazy while surrounded by productive People laboring to please you or at least despite your presence And as good and bad experiences go, that’s among the pleasants. Manichaeistic package … Continue reading

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Holiday Ritual

Do a thing one time, or two, It’s something that you sometimes do (Or did) and may not do again. It’s lifted to tradition when The doing’s done to consecrate An action, milestone or date And, henceforth, if the thing’s … Continue reading

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Peak Cheer

Half-sung Christmas carols strewn In joyful heaps across the floor Baked delights from night till noon Unsheathed wreaths on every door Santa, make your break-in soon I doubt I can take much more

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Cheap Freeze

I wouldn’t call today a scorcher. Still, the gutters on my porch are Glittering with frozen ice! It’s not that cold (but does look nice).

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