Christmas ushers in Easter

Christmas day has come and gone

The decorations now look forlorn

Can you believe Easter, now advertised?

Are we even remotely surprised?


Our Religious and secular stories

Are now framed by retail glories

Today you are purchasing a festive wreath

Tomorrow hidden Easter eggs give grief


How easily we allow our special days

To be defined in our consumer ways

The sum of our spending is news?!

And they provide our societal cues?!


I think that it is sad to have to say

That this has become the normal way

In which we choose how to celebrate

The basis on which our joy can predicate


Can we return to celebrate the reason

Originally behind this holiday season

Save our money for  our ongoing survival

Give better reasons than retail, a revival







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