Monday, December 17, 2007

The Perfect Gift

Procrastination
Drives my shopping.
I am not one
Who feels like dropping
Everything
In favor of a trip
To the store.
I put it off.

Indecision
Informs my choice
Of that perfect gift
That the commercials tell us
"Says I love you."
Because
It just isn't in me
To express my feelings
With an object.
I prefer deed.

Panic
Describes my feelings
As the day approaches
For which I am
Unprepared
After weeks
Of procrastination
And indecision
Driven shopping.
I am still at loss.

Therefore I settle for less
Than truly expresses
The agonizing desire to please
That has driven me to mental gridlock
And disappointment rather than
Met expectations
Of surprise and pleasure.
It's the thought that counts --
Right???

4 comments:

Plowing and Sowing said...

That is what I say every year. No one seems to go for it though.

Strawberry said...

No - it doesn't work this year either!

i beati said...

sure is !!!!

The Hermit said...

That's why Christmas Holidays are more fun to remember, than to live through at the time.

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