Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, December 12, 2011

Be Prepared!

Preparation is the answer
Don't be caught off guard
Do your work a little early
It's not all that hard.

Hang your Christmas lights up 'fore the
leaves have all gone brown
Next year you'll be ready if you
never take them down!

Buy your Christmas presents at the
sales on New Years Day
Keep them in the closet safely
wrapped and tucked away.

Come the holidays and they sit
underneath the tree
You find you don't remember what on
Earth those gifts could be!

A tie for Uncle Edward who just
died the month before
Tap shoes for little Susie who's not
dancing anymore.

A His and Hers bath towel set for your
cousins Nan and Nate
who decided this past summer they were
going to separate.

With just a little planning it's not
difficult to do
Preparation is a gift
that you give to you!

submitted for Poetic Bloomings, Prompt 33, Be Prepared
and Smiley Sociology, Study 11, Gifts


Marie Elena said...

Thanks for the grins this morning, Lolamouse!

Brian Miller said...

ha...life changes so fast...preparation seems to bring with it its own trouble but yes it is the gift you give yourself...just keep your receipts...smiles.

Fireblossom said...

Damn those people. They upset my carefully organized shopping!

BB said...

Bah Humbug...hahahahaha. This was great and it is true. I've got to get caught up from 3 years of being out of work and an income but someday I'll get into Christmas again! Hugs.

Rachel Hoyt said...

Hehehe. LOVE this poem! My grandma Betty bought presents all year long (including the after Christmas sales) and saved them for our birthdays or Christmas. It was a gift she gave herself, but also an unspoken gift to know you were on her mind all year long. :)

Thanks for entering your poem in the study! :)

Christine said...

yes that's happened to me that I have bought presents in January and have forgotten about them in the present box :)

Maude Lynn said...

This is hilarious!

vivinfrance said...

Smiling all over my face. At least with last minuteitis those problems are avoided!

vivinfrance said...

Smiling all over my face. At least with last minuteitis those problems are avoided!

Anonymous said...

I have just entered your blog, and am so happy to find another "Alice" freak.
Your prep poem is delightful.


Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...


one of your entry from last year is represented at our week 17 poetry picnic,

check it out,

welcome joining us today.

Trish said...

Wonderful. I have tried the buy ahead thing and it never works. My boys are out of that phase and onto something else or they just go buy it for themselves

Anonymous said...

LOL great I read so many different entries to Rachel's Smiley Sociology Study I wonder what she will do with it. Enjoyed your post immensely