Poison Jewels

Posted by on Dec 15, 2009 in 2009, Choken Word, Climate Change, Globalization


Ten days to prove my love.
To find a gift to show how above
it all my feelings for my family are to thee.
How my love should not be bought for free.

As the Grinch stole Christmas I didn’t want it back.
He could have kept it and never gotten attacked
by me for having the forethought to kill this greed.
How over-consumption has become our creed.

Spend more on me and you will see
How much more love you will get from me.
Buy me plastic toys from sweat shop rice paddies
Lay them at my feet and I will say I love you daddy.

As our world is crying and melting before our eyes.
We talk a good talk then buy more junk to throw into a trunk
when the Holidays have ended and our kids no longer care
for the poison jewels we have laid at their feet so bare.

So pure was their flesh when they greeted this planet.
Then we slowly inundate them with objects that would end it.
Their purity that drifted down the creek as we let our BlackBerrys beep.
Texting while driving and trying to keep the kids from crying.

As the United Nations sits in Copenhagen to make big decisions.
I believe we should make a choice that would create much division.
Let us stop buying  gifts for Christmas altogether.
Let us celebrate it by holding hands as we say a short prayer.

Let us not embrace the garbage we are trying to quit producing.
Let us stop buying the stuff that keeps us polluting.
Let our children learn to fill their emptiness with love.
Let our love be more than stuff that is flown in from high above.

Let Christmas not be about stuff that is disposable.
Let us make all our gifts by hand and make them indispensable.
Let us tell stories about the man who was named Jesus.
Let us talk about how he lived and what that should mean to us.



  1. Globatron.org
    December 15, 2009

    Poison Jewels | A Christmas Carol by Globatron.org | http://bit.ly/6deZ8I

  2. pissed off.
    July 27, 2010

    this is the worst poem i have ever read. in my life.

  3. globatron
    July 27, 2010

    then it is a success and i thank you. the point of art (for me at least) is not to make one feel apathy or to revel in one’s coolness or mastery of craft but to make one feel. thank you for feeling. now go do something about it. go write a masterpiece. get inspired.

  4. greg
    July 27, 2010

    I have to tell you I am with you on this poem Globa, my last child left the nest for good Tuesday, and to quote Kirk “It feels empty, like a house with all the children gone. ”
    One thing I always regreted was how materialistic the kids were during holidays. On Christmas I would want to make cookies and homemade cocoa together and just be together, they were more into what they would get for presents. God it makes me sad.

    Truly gone is our youth, not as people, but as a country, we have become materialistic. I much I see this it still is a Shakespearean quality tragic play with irony being the theme.

  5. Logocentric
    July 28, 2010

    i’m not taking a shot at all with this question, Greg. but do you remember christmases during which the kids were not materialistic?

  6. Greg
    July 28, 2010

    Not really Logo, without going into personal history, I missed some of my kids early Christmases. I do remember some of them and the good times we had. It just saddens me the migration our culture has taken. It is best conveyed by the “Charlie Brown Christmas” show, about how the commercialism and materialism has now overshadowed the true spirit of Christmas. Anyway I am off my soapbox, sorry for ranting.

  7. Akbar Lightning
    July 28, 2010

    the problem is that we’ve taken the ‘christ’ out of christmas…so now we are just left with Mas…which would equal energy over the speed of light squared, but one ‘s’ is missing, so obviously christ is equal to one ‘s’, which means what we have really removed from our culture is plurality…

    i mean, isn’t it obvious…

  8. Greg
    July 28, 2010

    ROFL Akbar, I never thought the issue could be solved with algebra.
    Good deal. Christ = Mas = E/L sq


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