Poetic Thursday: Christmas Eve Shopper

It’s time, once again, for Poetic Thursday over at Two Spoiled Cats .  Here is the photo Pam provided as inspiration for this week’s poem:

This made me think of my late brother-in-law, Ed. In addition to the picture, my poem was also inspired by him and his last minute (by choice) Christmas shopping:

Christmas Eve Shopper

 Early in December, he can’t understand
all the rushing around with gift lists in hand.

He laughs and says: “I can do it all
with one Christmas Eve trip to the mall”.

Man on a mission, he joins the crowd.
His shopping’s soon done, and he’s feeling proud.

Then he heads back home, where down he’ll flop,
giving truth to the saying: “shop til you drop”.

Is your Christmas shopping complete? Or are you a Christmas Eve shopper?

~These Days Of Mine~




5 responses to “Poetic Thursday: Christmas Eve Shopper

  1. Excellent entry in our Thursday Poetic fun! I can’t imagine waiting until the last minute but I know lots of people like the “excitement” of last minute shopping. I’m done. Everything is wrapped and under the tree and I can sit back and THINK about all those last minute shoppers instead of being one! Thanks for joining in our poetic fun on Thursdays!

    Pam (and Teddy)

  2. Cute! You really do have a knack for this “challenge.” No Christmas Eve shopping for me. I like my ducks in a row, so my shopping is mostly done before Thanksgiving.

  3. Nice & quick little rhyme .. perfect for the feel of the pic and the season !

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Wonderful poem and a nice tribute to your brother-in-law. You rocked this AGAIN my talented friend.

  5. A sweet tribute to your brother-in-law. He was obviously successful at the last minute shopping – don’t think I could do that! Your poem is GREAT!!!

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