‘Twas just before Christmas

 

august-macke-large-window-19122‘Twas just before Christmas
and all through the store
the customers jostled
and rummaged for more—
I need a new gift
that’s just right for my dad
so he won’t take his pain
out on me when he’s sad—
something less than a hundred
for Mom’s life to begin
something less than a ten
to absolve me of sin—
so my brother won’t hate me
so my sister won’t lie
so my children won’t leave
so my puppy won’t die
the gift that will heal
with a bargain price tag—
I’m the winner of Christmas
and I got a free bag

—Don Whittington

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