Game Day

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A familiar score
Belts The Star-Spangled Banner
Jets soar above
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A coin toss kicks off
Bets with a fifty-fifty
Popular wager
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It’s the food and drinks
Commercials and half-time shows
Pools that I adore
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Win or lose we choose
To feed greedy appetites
With our traditions

~Haiku string poem

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Holiday Propaganda

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Have you ever stopped to ask why
It is that you buy into all the lies
Sold in countless advertisements
That infiltrate our daily way of life
Influencing more than what we buy
To purchase our holiday excitement

All for a great cause with a cost
Gift wrapped in our traditions lost
Manufactured retailed happiness
Artificially bought into the thought
That giving matters as we’re taught
So we greet the season’s nastiness

Where shall we begin, let’s pretend
Spending our time together ends
The purchase of lasting memories
Discounted for family and friends
Gathering with the love to defend
Blessings less financial jeopardy