Here I am, it’s christmas time,
The panic’s setting in.
No presents bought and not a thought,
Of how I can begin.
The wife’s worn down her finger nails,
Is worried half to death.
I’m nagged of course, she’s shouted horse,
And constant out of breath.
Can’t understand that I don’t care,
That nothing has been done.
To off and go and spend our dough,
On the daughter and the son.
He that can’t get off his arse,
And force him self to shop.
To stop and think, and beer not drink,
Buy mum that purple top.
Consider what his sister wants,
Or what to buy for dad.
Oh the strain, the strain, he’s now in pain,
The thought just makes him mad.
Couldn’t stand the crowds says he,
Heads straight back to his room.
Back on the net, with no regret,
Music turned to sonic boom.
She wonders why I always claim,
There’s no month that starts with “D”.
With no December, just remember
What a peaceful time there’d be !!!!
I chose this poem because it’s really emphasizing how hectic the holidays can be. Especially with Black Friday just passing, everyone is always panicking trying to figure what perfect gift they can find at the cheapest price for the holidays. People make a very big deal out of shopping for Christmas and sometimes they take it too seriously, but I guess they do it out of love and to get a great deal so they don’t spend too much money. What the author is trying to convey is that some people take shopping for Christmas very seriously, while others just don’t care or are too lazy to get up and go shopping and that if there was no December, things would be so peaceful. I agree completely but I actually like the thought of giving gifts and receiving them no matter how hectic it can get to go shopping.
Love Of A Lifetime
I knew from the beginning of time,
That we’d be together forever.
Some say love isn’t worth a dime,
But the love that we have, proves it all wrong.
Ever since you’ve been a part of my life,
I’ve come to see that I want to be your wife.
You’d do anything for me.
So whenever you feel the time is right,
Feel free to get down on one knee,
And say the words that sound oh, so right.
In front of our family and friends,
We say those sacred words.
Starting our lives together,
We have waited so long.
Our love is so strong for each other,
We decide to have a family together.
Whether it be a boy or a girl,
May it be the most beautiful miracle.
She will have the cutest little curls,
And he will have his Daddy’s little grin.
He will attract one special girl,
Like you did me when we were so young,
Which was such a long time ago.
The kids are all grown up now.
We’ve grown old, but our fire still burns.
We look back on what a wonderful life we shared,
Wonderful kids, and now wonderful grandchildren.
Life couldn’t be any better…
We have lived the love of a lifetime.
~ Nikki Golden
The reason I chose this poem is because me and my boyfriend just celebrated our 2 year anniversary 3 weeks ago. It reminds me of us because we have a love of a lifetime. Maybe our life will end up like this and we will grow old together and have many memories of the special times we have shared. What I think the author was trying to convey in this poem is how special love can be and is showing the different steps in her and her loved ones lives and how the love between the two of them lasted a lifetime. I love this poem because it’s so sweet and makes me think about me and my boyfriend and I hope I will be able to say the same thing years from now and hope that our love will last a lifetime.
I keep my paint brush with me
Wherever I may go,
In case I need to cover up
So the real me doesn’t show
I’m so afraid to show you me,
Afraid of what you’ll do—that
You might laugh or say mean things.
I’m afraid I might lose you.
I’l dike to remove all my paint coats
To show you the real, true me,
But I want you to try and understand,
I need you to accept what you see.
So if you’ll be patient and close your eyes.
I’ll strip off all my coats real slow.
Please understand how much it hurts
To let the real me show.
Now my coats are all stripped off.
I feel naked, bare and cold,
And if you still love me with all that you see,
You are my friend, pure as gold.
I need to save my paint brush, though,
And hold it in my hand,
I want to keep it handy
In case somebody doesn’t understand.
So please protect me, my dear friend
And thanks for loving me true,
But please let me keep my paintbrush with me
Until I love me, too.
Bettie B. Youngs
After reading this poem, I really liked it. It’s about someone who wears makeup to feel beautiful about their self. The way society is today, it makes women feel like the only way to be beautiful is to wear makeup to cover up “imperfections.” Women should never feel so ugly that they have to hide their true selves behind foundation, mascara, and rouge. Towards the end of the poem, she finally takes her makeup off to see if the person she is with will truly love her for her, but she says that she will need to save her paint brush in case someone doesn’t understand the way she looks and if that happens, she will hide behind the makeup again.