Thursday, December 25, 2014

A WALKING MAN CHRISTMAS PARTY



CHRISTMAS DAY PARTY
Raise your glass of Christmas cheer,
whether it be nog, whiskey or beer.
Drink it deep in satisfaction,
remember why your there
and participate in the merry action.

Sit at the children’s table 
with all the young ones,
I guarantee you it’ll be way more fun.
Besides with the longest arms
you’ll be able to grab
the last left of the yeasty bun.

And when that old drunk uncle Mark
gets too deep into his cheer,
park him in a closet with a mirror
so there's someone in there to laugh
at his too oft told ridiculous jokes.

Have a day with no grief or shouting
because come the morrow
no one will remember how it started
or what any of it was about.
Just be satisfied that all that are there with you
are there because they love you too.

And when the papers are taken off every box
remember don’t grimace
because you got two packs of underwear and four of socks.
It’s the thought that counts and Christmas
may be the only way your wife and kids swear
they can get you to stop wearing the holey underwear.

Above all else remember to remind yourself
someone has to stay sober and nice
to drive all home so everyone gets there alive
to yearlong experience the love of Christ.

© M Durfee
12.25.2014

16 comments:

  1. I really like this, Mark, it has all the essentials.

    I hope you have/had a lovely Christmas

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    1. Thanks Kylie, it was all i wanted it to be and expected, and for that I am truly thankful.

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  2. Merry Christmas, Mark! May your day be joyful.

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    1. Thank you Jean, to be honest, it's not something my wife and I are big on, we just use it as an excuse to give a few things to a few grandkids and nieces.

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  3. Merry XMas, Mark ... Much Love from your favourite meowmama :)

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    1. Thank you Meowmomma, hope all went well in the feline hotel.

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  4. Old drunk Uncle Mark could tell me all those jokes and they'd be brand new to me!

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    1. I was up in the air about that line Charles, which name to use but yours has an extra syllable.

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    1. Right back at ya Jeff, stay warm in the new year.

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  6. Sit at the children’s table
    with all the young ones,
    I guarantee you it’ll be way more fun.
    Besides with the longest arms
    you’ll be able to grab
    the last left of the yeasty bun.

    And when that old drunk uncle Mark
    gets too deep into his cheer,
    park him in a closet with a mirror
    so there's someone in there to laugh
    at his too oft told ridiculous jokes.


    I love, love, love this poem, Mark! A Christmas gift from you.
    I hope you had and still have a very joyous Christmas!

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    1. Vesper, sometimes i just have to be nice, I figure if i up it to 4 times a year, I may make the other list--though I kind of doubt it after a lifetime of me being me.

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  7. I wish you the best in the year ahead, Mark.

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    1. Thank you e, Ihope your Season of light went well despite the annoyances.

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  8. Mark, what a insightful and lighthearted offering from you! I love it. And you can always donate those duplicate undies and socks. Love you, j xo

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    1. I could donate the holey ones Jodi, there is a reason for everything given 'round here.

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