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No typical Christmas for me


December 23, 2008

’Twas the day before Christmas

And there was no snow

But lots of cold wind

In New Mexico

With eastern New Mexico

Tucked in their beds

Visions of a day off work

Danced in their heads

The night time’s upon us

And I sure can’t be fun

For my evening plan’s

A Daily Show rerun

The pumpkin pie’s cooked

With a giant diameter

But will my thoughts fit

Anapestic pentameter?

I turn on the news

And I’m forced to witness

Them trying to hock books

With some fake “War on Christmas”

When I was a child

The day was simplistic

But I know it’s my fault

It’s now capitalistic

I shopped on Black Friday

And Googled for deals

And ate lots of fast-food

For shopping break meals

I’m so full of guilt

But I know I’ll beat it.

When Boxing Day comes

I’ll give to who needs it

Santa missed my place

But there’s nothing to fear

I’ll still say Merry Christmas

And have a great New Year

Kevin Wilson is a columnist for Freedom New Mexico. He can be contacted at 763-3431, ext. 313, or by e-mail: [email protected]


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