Too Early

I saw a tweet today – a pub has already got a Christmas tree up. In September. That’s ridiculous. It drove me to write this. Hope you like it.

Before the autumn’s been and gone,
Before the pumpkin faces seen,
What madness takes an early hold
With Christmas on our screens?
Too early for the tinselled trees,
The glittered baubles garish glow,
Such crass commercials everywhere
With fake and sprayed on snow.
Where once a sainted holiday,
Religion as it’s central theme,
Now a gross and rich parade
Of money, gifts and greed.
Save me from the false bonhomie,
The drive to purchase more and more,
We’ve not yet welcomed Halloween
Yet reefs are on the door.
Yule tide is for winter only,
When cold and dark nights wander in,
It’s far too early here abouts
For Christmas to begin.


4 Responses to Too Early

  1. Couldn’t agree more!

  2. fibee5 says:

    I agree 🙂 we had Christmas cards iut beginning of August.

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