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If you are fortunate enough,
Christmas morning- warm, joyful, and exciting
Boxes surround the tree
Wishing for computers, phones, the latest gizmos and gadgets.

For others,
Christmas- cold, treacherous, and displeasing
Boxes line the streets
Some just wish to have a roof over their heads.

If you are fortunate enough,
Thanksgiving- feast, football, family
The golden turkey, warm rolls, mountains of fluffy potatoes
And the smell of the apple pie lingers throughout the room.

For others,
Thanksgiving- beg, hope, suffer
As they have nothing
No food, no football, no family
And the only smell that lingers is the rotten one rising from a garbage can.

If you are fortunate enough,
New Years Day is a time to celebrate and count down as the ball drops
It is a time when people anticipate a new beginning
And look forward to what the New Year has to bring.

For others,
New Years Day embodies another year of misery
Nothing to celebrate, nothing to watch
And the only thing that seems to be dropping
Is the quality of their lives.





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SweetChoco71 said...
May 26, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Hey.  This poem's really cool.  I like the parallelism and the description. :)

~Chocolate Rocks!!! <3

 
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