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Today's holidays

David Linsday 1986 (Long beach)

Buy only name brands
Sex sells
Screw your world view
Everything else pales
Rude as hell
When did society go off the rails?
You read about it
Old wives tales
The collapse of modern man
Pull back the veil
Obese, just buy and eat
Land of the sloth
Nothing else matters
Who cares if today you're sadder
Just par for the course
Last recourse
Weed and Adderall
Gotta pop em all
I'm remiss
Ridiculous how we're use to this
Dying to fall for it
A Bandaid over it
Eat, sleep, work, spend
When will it all end?
With baited breath I wait
For righteousness to descend

About this poem

The holidays have become of breeding ground of gluttony and greed, only seeming to calm just so long as the holidays are occurring. The point of the holidays lost, this is what I see.

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Written on November 06, 2021

Submitted by Xiranthius on November 06, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 26

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