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Enough Already !



They say the art of giving
is knowing just how to receive
I also suggest that part of the art
of giving….is knowing what not to leave

Now between us we’ve surely commemorated
every conceivable occasion in life
with gifts of every price and dimension
for each child, pet, husband and wife

We’ve struggled with just how to tell you,
no one else will, so I’m doing it myself
we don’t want anymore knick-knacks or doo-dads
that have to go on the floor, wall, or shelf

We’re totally and completely out of space
we’ve no room to spare anymore
so for our sake please give up your giving
of anything that goes on the shelves, walls, or floor

no baubles, no “some little somethings”
no “thinking of you” mementos at all
for God’s sake we’re crammed in like sardines
with your crap on our shelves, floor, and walls
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Submitted by Snodeel on July 03, 2021

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