Rushing about as if on fire,
soul burning to finish this task.
Music gently plays in the tombs as I comb the aisles for the object of desire this year.
This year, life must change.
Why does the mighty throng need mounds of plastic?
The latest, the greatest of desired objects to toss in corners, abandoned?
The landfills cry out as last year’s gifts reach them.
The Earth is dying from the waste!
Abandoned toys weep as they melt into mush.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays here is your plastic.
Perhaps gifts should be electronic
music to lift our souls, and save our planet.
Could it be that easy, Santa?
Reduce your load to megabytes instead of plastic.
Recycled, beloved dolls that can be newly dressed in delicate crochet patterns.
Teddy bears of fiber making, with delicate eyes.
regifted in good faith.
And digital gifts to surround the tree.
Not the end of Christmas delights but the perpetuation of legacy.
If you are looking for more Holiday poetry, check these out.
- Positivity Corner: Asking Questions, Christmas Edition
- Christmas Waltz – Poetry
- Christmas Traditions – Nonfiction
- My Favorite Things: A Christmas Carol
- Sip and Be Merry – a Christmas Tea Review
- Gingerbread House for a Mouse – Poetry
- Man in the Shadows – Christmas fiction
- My Favorite Things: Gingerbreading
- Chorus of the Waiting, a Haunting Christmas Eve Tale
- My Favorite Things: Peppermint Mocha Coffee
Sue Cook lives in Freeport, Illinois with her husband Randy and two dogs. Her passions include assistance dogs, rescue dogs, music, acting, theater, poetry, and Doctor Who. She’s been in both film and theater and is a regular cast member of the podcast Doctor Who’s Line is it….Anyway? Sue is an advocate for the use of Service Dogs to assist their disabled handlers to maintain their independence. Quigley’s Quest, her first children’s book, addresses how a dog becomes a Service Dog.