Christmas Cheque’s Out
Christmas is coming everyone agrees,
But what is the true meaning?
So, search on, if you please.
The meaning that comes through clearest of all,
Is the day that our saviour and prophet, Jesus was born.
Sharing a celebration with our relations
This is happening all over the world and within all nations.
Showing our respects and honour, for each and every denomination.
You don’t have to be religious,
Compassion and kindness will do!
Don’t have to attend mass or anything you don’t choose,
To your own self, just be true!
Having fun, cheer, kindness and peace of mind
Hanging around with friends of your own kind.
The media advertising frenzy is happening now,
Buy up big, spend more and marketing all of that kow tow.
The true meaning of Christmas has long since passed
I think that Scrooge had the right message about this task.
Perhaps a wealthy retailer invented this story
So that their hands would gain financial profits and glory!
We’re all sucked in to that feeling of guilt … are we ‘selfish’ trap
Being manipulated to throw our hard earned money
Into those cash registry of share holder banks.
Christmas comes but once a year
But do we really need to take on another mortgage to ‘afford’ any cheer?
Urgently, quick, there’s a sale now on!
Only $1000.000, but if you buy now, there’s a $1000 off! come along!
Makes me cringe and stress, this is not, the way I want to spend
My Christmas at best,
Just cravings of peace of mind, serenity and contented-ness.
Isn’t the meaning about cheer and good friends?
Listening to carols, decorating the tree,
Placing your baubles, mindfully, peacefully, honourably.
Thinking about the ones that you love and have lost Heart felt, sentimental, there shouldn’t be a price cost.
Shopping local, is the thing for me,
Spending treasured moments to think more care fully
What is the most meaning full thing I could share?
Gifts unique and supporting the home-making crafts person there.
Think of the hungry, think of the homeless,
Do you think that they care what shops get a profit bonus?
Just dawdling along on my Merry Way,
No need to rush or make haste.
Listening to the Zen of Christmas Carols Makes me feel warm and alive, traditional, not harrowed.
Determined not to become a consumer of things
Meaningful Christmas’s should be our treasured offerings!
Victoria Healing ~ 8.12.2016
Seasonal checkouts ~ Hey Momma