Here’s my latest entry into the dVerse Open Link – why not take a look at all of the other wonderful poems for the last time in 2013?
Here’s my perspective on the end of the year… run for your lives – or not!
– This is the End –
Find the time and squeeze it in
Just one more thing before you go
‘Would you mind?’ and
‘Could you look into this?’
Yes, it’s the end of year rush
to get everything done.
Because the world will end
if the tiniest task is left unfinished
Hell will freeze over, all clocks will cease
If we’re not chained to our desks
Until the very bitter end or
until public transport is on its last legs.
Here’s the thing – it’s all a con
dictated by the start of a brand new year
(You do know that
not everywhere uses the
Gregorian calendar, don’t you?)
If you leave just a few jobs until 2014 –
the ones which aren’t urgent
in your own, sensible estimation –
All will be well.
I guarantee it.
This week’s dVerse Poetics is asking us to write about Alice in Wonderland and advent – I love a challenge!
I hope you enjoy my offering – written on the fly and with the wonderful line drawings of my dog-eared copies of Alice in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol floating around in my head.
Please visit dVerse to read the other thoughts of my fellow poets!
– The Message –
The heartless Queen rules o’er all the land
Alice stops her with just one hand
and a little help from her madcap friends
Turning tyranny to sweeter ends
The appeal of miracles and festive joy
Once a lump of coal and a handmade toy
Old-fashioned ideals lost in desire
for the next big thing to which many aspire
A cozy home and a family together
Are all we need in this inclement weather
Big presents, grand gestures are oh so passé
Shelter and love are the needs for today
So let’s be like Alice, stand up to the foe
of rampant consumerism – let it all go
The still, small voice will change society’s tack
And turn our attention to the real things we lack