Weekly Challenge Dec/11/2018 – Wishing


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Hurrying to work the weather so dismal,

All this Christmas cheer is humbug to me.

The people on the street irritate me

The joy on their faces does not fit the circumstances

Feet are frozen, fingers numb

I need a bigger coat, more warm layers

How I long for the office, air con to settle my nerves.

I hate my job,

The tedious repetition no better when its cold

Around me, people talk of holidays

Family get-togethers, gifts and surprises.

I sit at lunch in a corner excluded from the festivities

I’m the Grinch in their eyes

But alone in the world like the man in the phone booth

One voice in the wilderness of cold

Shivering inside his red box,

I hope he wasn’t calling for help,

Not that there’s much this time of year

When focusing on ourselves is all that’s needed.

Folding up my lunch scraps I pass the pretty girl

The one who works in accounts

And I wonder who loves her:

I wish it were me.


Written for: https://helenevaillant.com/2018/12/11/what-do-you-see-dec-11-2018/

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11 Responses to Weekly Challenge Dec/11/2018 – Wishing

  1. Hélène Vaillant says:

    A well-written description of loneliness that is self-created by a miserable outlook in life… yet he wishes for someone (outside of himself) to love… A good message in your poem, thank you for sharing it Michael.

  2. Sadje says:

    Wow! You have painted the perfect picture of a lonely person.

  3. crimsonprose says:

    That is fantastic, you’ve so caught the spirit of Christmas (sad to say).

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