Holidays for BigTent

Big Tent 21/2/11 holiday prompt didn’t really grab me, but I had a go.

Holidays – all the happy people
         Friendship Day – if it doesn’t exist, it should
         Poetry Day – be sure to read or write some
         Smile day – make us all grin

Anti-holiday – all the lonely people, 
          debts and rows and  family splits


         Commercial fest and then the sales start.
         If you’ve any sense that’s when to buy
         gifts for next year, and put them by.
         Remember where you’ve hidden them.


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22 Responses to Holidays for BigTent

  1. trisha says:

    splendid ideas viv, i too can use them 🙂



  2. Renee says:

    I’ve so enjoyed reading your ‘gifts’ of writing. In response to your comment on my prose. I don’t yet have a site but am taking it into consideration. Thank you for
    your responses.


  3. cloakedmonk says:

    I think it is too funny that there were two prompts floating around that were the opposite of each other. Great reflections of each other.


  4. Mike Patrick says:

    Well done. For a prompt that didn’t grab you, you found a nice selection.


  5. earlybird says:

    How did I miss this in February? I so totally agree with the second part.


  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    Cute! I always seem to forget my hiding spots, too.


  7. “remember where you’ve hidden them” — a great line for this theme and perhaps something entirely unrelated!


  8. Deb says:

    Glad you had a go!


  9. Cathy says:

    Hey at least you tempted something and got something. Love the last one. Done that and forgot about it,


  10. wayne says:

    enjoyed this Viv….thanks for this


  11. Irene says:

    I wanted to second “Smile day”.. great minds think alike!


  12. Tumblewords says:

    Seems there is always an either or. I like the way you juxtaposed these holidays and anti.


  13. I like your definition of anti-holiday. Very clever.


  14. b says:

    I invariably find little presents squirreled away, say: okay then, next year; forget them again.


  15. Tilly Bud says:

    Grumpy today, aren’t we? 🙂

    I like them.


  16. Dick Jones says:

    I’m kind of taken with the notion of an anti-holiday, Viv – albeit a less grisly one than you contemplate! I’ve never been much of a joiner and I like the sense of a day for the disaffected.


  17. I really like your description of anti-holiday,
    Anti-holiday – all the lonely people,
    debts and rows and family splits
    Kind of reminds me what a holiday becomes when we have another intense event that is overshadowing it, the anti-holiday.


  18. Linda says:

    I like your litany of holidays. May I second Friendship Day. I agree—holidays for lonely people can be devastating.


  19. pamela says:

    Viv, I love the first part.



  20. Guess I’m not the only one who discovers a package wrapped on Santa Clause paper the week of the 4th of July! Nice poems.


  21. nan says:

    I like your suggested holidays, and you have nailed what makes the anti-holiday.

    Re: the second poem – I am not much of a shopper, and the few times I have stowed away an early gift, I have had to tear things up looking for where I hid them!


  22. I enjoyed your verse. And you’re right about remembering where you’ve hidden them. 🙂


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