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Christmas 2010

Story ID:6626
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA. USA
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid's hated job
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Christmas 2010

Christmas two thousand ten
Is over and done
Now we can count the days
Until Christmas two thousand one, one.

The wrapping paper
Done up so nicely yesterday
Covering packages and gifts
Now in a pile it does lay

Headed for the trash barrel
All crumpled and torn
Looked so beautiful
On Christmas morn

Ribbons and bows
Gold blue and red
Used on the packages
So festively spread

Beneath that six foot tall Christmas tree
Tinsel and with the lighted Angel on top
With the baubles and ornaments
I undress the tree non-stop

Along with the torn wrapping paper
Seems such a waste
Cleaning up after Christmas
Is the job that I do in haste.

As I tuck the torn wrappings
Into a garbage sack
I remember what gift each covered
My blue sweater house slippers and my tie tack

Yesterday is gone
Those great memories remain
But in 364 days
Iíll have to do this job once again.

Monte L. Manka 12-26-10