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No Delivery

It was a kinda Lucinda Williams’ morning -

Sometimes you feel so down

You can’t be bothered looking up

So I listened to “Am I Too Blue For You”

On repeat until the power ran out.

I don’t want to face this hateful town

But my stock of tobacco and whisky

Is seriously running down

But they don't deliver.

All I have to look forward to

Is another lonely Xmas with my cats

But I deserve to be alone

Due to my cruelty and petulance

Or so I’ve been told; besides, I’m getting

Too old to dream of a love I don’t deserve

And it’s one of those things Santa refuses to deliver.

Submitted: December 04, 2020

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Mike S.

Merry Christmas alone or in a group, Craig

Fri, December 4th, 2020 10:24pm


Cheers, Mike. It's just a day like any other, except the pubs are shut.

Fri, December 4th, 2020 2:44pm


SAD, Seasonal Affected Disorder, strikes us all, your poem made me sad for you, Craig, despite your eloquent verse. Take Care, Stay Safe, find a like mind to bubble with, let your hair down and have one hell of a Christmas,
Warmest Wishes,
H-J x

Wed, December 9th, 2020 12:23pm


Thanks, HJFURL. It is a bit satirical, really, in a self-deprecating way. I call Christmas Saturnalia, like the Romans. I'm pretty pleased with some of the poems I wrote this year, six of which I had published in the local smalltown Chronicle. It's fun to see them in print. They published How Can You Face Me? in the December edition and I enclosed copies in the Christmas cards I sent. Cheers, and Happy Saturnalia.

Wed, December 9th, 2020 5:55pm

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