Saturday, November 27, 2010

'Tis the month of 'Merry's


'Tis the month of 'Merry's
and glittering malls,
faux-snow and fairies
and 'Deck'ing 'the Hall's.

Jesus is laid
in kitschy creches
below the manmade
heavenly sketches.

Fox News again's warring
on the 'War on Christmas'.
Glenn Beck's exploring
its hidden enigmas.

Commercials are singing
the carols of Yule.
Leo G. Carroll's playing
Jake Marley's ghoul.

Making big splashes:
the parties A-list,
and Christmas Eve bashes
the D-listers miss.

Churches fill pews
in Christmastide splendor.
Atheists and Jews
politely surrender.

There's no point repressing
'Merry Chrismas'ings hence:
So stop the kvetching—
let the 'Merry's commence!


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placed in Poets United Poetry Pantry: Week #19