An emphasis may be noticed in my Christmas loot towards chocoholic encouragement. Also featured are light reading (cartoons), CD set, cycle saddlebag, vino, a game, a shirt, a telescopic light, jams, a lightweight raincoat, and window washer sachet.

Though fat-headed officialdom
Feel it should now be known
As Day of Goodwill, where I’m from:
Leave Boxing Day alone!
Although the day no more refers
To Wenceslas’ deed —
Distributing boxed charity
To all the poor in need —
Nor does a box still dignify
Church nave with alms for poor,
(When Boxing Day would signify
The distribution tour);
It never ever had to do
With pugilistic sights
Or anything that might come through
As fisticuff-type fights;
But still, as Boxing Day it’s been
For many years gone past,
As such, it simply fits the scene,
And in this form should last;
So now, the day may be reserved
Ensuring those who slaved
To make a Christmas as deserved,
Will have the rest they’ve craved;
Recover from too much to eat,
(Likewise, the drink, to boot),
Then simply take a comfy seat,
And tally all their loot!

© December 2018 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. maureen says:

    Teaching on January 2 feels very strange too!


  2. It’s nice when it’s all over and we can get back to normal.
    Whatever that is …..


  3. Here there is no such thing as Boxing Day or even Day Of Goodwill. It’s just another day and many people go back to work.


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