November 23, 2012

Holiday For All

Filed under: Poetry — migueltio @ 4:42 pm

A peaceful morning

awakening early

a day after

a thankful day.


A day designated


by President Lincoln

a holiday

to set aside

in a thankful way.


This morning

after so early

I awoke

my feet would not

allow me stay

in this house

a minute more.


From here I ran

not down to the store

but over and around

the track

battling no line

spending no cent

not exercising

some warped sense

of entitlement.


Every store clerk

is as entitled

as I am

to have off the


to spend with family

or other loved ones

 not having to worry

over breaking away

at two or three in

the afternoon

to have to sleep

until seven or eight

having then to work

so that corporate greed

can enable inpatient mobs

thinking that

a clerk’s holiday

does not rate.





  1. happy thanksgiving!

    loved your way of enjoying the holiday.

    Comment by Sharmishtha Basu — November 24, 2012 @ 10:34 am

  2. Thanks so much! I hope you had a great one too, and a great weekend!!

    Comment by migueltio — November 25, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

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