This Christmas poem i wrote 4 years ago and I share it every year.
‘Christmas is coming
Everybody’s going mad
Spending hours shopping to see what bargins there are to be had
Stuff it I can’t afford it I’ll put it on the plastic card,
Knowing that in the new year problems with money will come and hit them hard
It’s great to see on Christmas Day
Your family smile and cheer
That all that effort just for one day
Is well and truly here
The food is on the table,
Each plate is piled up high,
Lunch has cost a fortune
You can’t help but lie
The day is finally over,
Now all you want to do is cry
Instead you reach for the mulled wine
and a good old mince pie.
New year arrives,
Your credit card bill comes in the post
You nearly can’t bring yourself to open it,
The thing you really have been dreading the most.
Money is very tight,
The repayments are today
You pay the bare minimum,
The electric bill is in sight.
Thinking you don’t know if you can afford to have a little light.
Taking you back to that shopping trip
Where you went completely mad
Here’s some advice so take it
If you don’t you’ll wish you had
Your family and friends will love you
Whether you spent money on them or not
Don’t try and keep up with the Jones’
Just be there at Christmas and remember to smile a lot.
Hope you all get the jist of the poem
and pray that if you are reading this
It doesn’t describe you ‘