'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the store

At Tesco's stressed shoppers were looking for more

Mince pies and Christmas cakes, biscuits and..... Phew!

Turkeys and legs of pork, joints of ham too

Paxo and stuffing, cranberry sauce

Piccalilli and beetroot, other pickles of course

Apples and oranges, nuts in their shells

Salted and special ones and chocolate bells

Novelties in chocolate for the Christmas tree

Shelf upon shelf full, for them and me

Cd's and Dvd's for Christmas song

Christmas is coming it won't be long!

Sellotape,ribbons, paper and tags

To wrap up those presents stuffed in their bags

Biscuits in tins with pictures so merry

Mistletoe, holly, full of red berry

Crisps and cheese wotsits

Twiglets and nibbles

Plenty of those, you don't want any quibbles!

Beers by the dozens and wines in a box

(And in case you've forgotten granddad wants socks.)

At last arrive home, collapse in a heap

Then store all those goodies hopefully to keep

Until Christmas Eve and the days that follow

To feed all the family with legs that seem hollow!!

The suddenly it's here, as quickly it's passed

And all of those goodies that were amassed

Have been eaten with great enjoyment and then

It's back to the normal shopping again.

(C) Pamela M Brooke

Poetry by Pamel Brooke
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Written on 2008-12-23 at 11:41

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I enjoyed this, welcome to bay as I haven't welcomed you. Now its a week before New Year and shops are open again and going crazy for sales. Don't you wonder why we love shopping deep down?