The Yuletide Season

    Black Friday! So sad, that we can’t even let the turkey digest before we head on out to the malls for what is advertised as the best “shopping” day of the “Holiday Season” and even that generic phrase is still said to be offensive to some. But, that is what we have allowed Christmas to become; A nondescript, materialistic, anti-religious part of the year.. No longer a joyous and festive spiritual experience. It has been now given over to the agnostic, the atheist and the corporate bottom line.. Well, all I can say to that is; “Good Tidings to you and all of your kin. Good Tidings on Christmas and all the year in.”

     I wish for you all  the happiest of Yuletide seasons!


Just say "Merry Christmas" to everyone and let 'em deal with it!

Just say “Merry Christmas” to everyone and let ’em deal with it!



The Yuletide Season

 So now begins

the Yuletide season

when we lose touch

with sense and reason.

And thus we now

will spend and spend

as to impress

both kin, and friend.


 But bitter the pill

we must now swallow

that for one more year

in debt we’ll wallow.

Credit lines

will soon be strained

leaving “The Season’s”

spirit drained.


 For gone now are

the simpler things

like caroler’s voices

as they sing.

Like chocolate hot

to chase the cold

and the gathering then

of young and old.


 Of homemade ornaments

on the tree

and “Season’s Greetings

to all you’d see.

Yes, that was then

 a different day

when “Merry Christmas”

was the thing to say!


 And though now it seems

that “Peace On Earth,”

inspired by

the Christ Child‘s birth,

offends the few,

that to whom I’ll say,




 Jack Downing

Nov. 2013

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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4 Responses to The Yuletide Season

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Merry Christmas to you, Jake!!!! Hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous and your December is filled with all of the best surprises!

    • Thank you Beth Ann.. Judging from the results of your Comments for a Cause.. I think I’ll nominate ME for January to help pay for the Christmas bills! lol I hope that Santa (aka Mr. Diamond) is as good to you this year as I’m sure he is every year. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and all of your family and of course, a Happy New Year too.

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