Black Friday Blues

28 Nov

Burst pink balloon

Black Friday Blues

The one-day sale inflated my morning
with a blast of urgency.

Trying to figure out how to adapt
the thing I wanted to my home
my home to it
had me darting about all day
frantic as a balloon losing air.

Now I and the bag
with my return
are lying limp
deflated and defeated
waiting for tomorrow
glad this crazy day is done.

© 2013 by Violet Nesdoly (all rights reserved)

Yes, we do have Black Friday in Canada. It’s a relatively recent import—one I’d managed to stay uninvolved with (indifferent shopper that I am) until last year. But then my computer shop had something we’d been really, really ‘needing’ for a while. I bit.

O brother! What a wasted day (and we still don’t have that thing we really really need). This Black Friday I know better.

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is part of Poetry Friday, hosted today by Carol and Carol’s Corner.


Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Personal, Poetry Friday


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8 responses to “Black Friday Blues

  1. Tabatha

    November 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    I know what you mean, Violet. Shopping takes all the air out of me, too.


  2. Linda Baie

    November 29, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Love that you also ‘illustrated’ your poem, Violet. Sad that you weren’t successful. I never go out-too crazy & busy out there, but I guess if I did see an ad for something special, I would ‘bite’ too. Happy Holidays!


    • Violet Nesdoly

      November 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Linda, the ad was for something special. But in the end, it turned out to be something we couldn’t use and I was glad when the whole shenanigan was over!


  3. Mary Lee Hahn

    November 30, 2013 at 4:58 am

    All of the hype that tries to convince me that I WANT and NEED just turns me off. I like spending the day with all of the stuff I already own, making candy to give away, and donating bags and bags of our extras to those who have less.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      November 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Yes, yours is definitely the right spirit, Mary Lee. And it feels so good, doesn’t it, divesting oneself of those bags of extras and living more trimly.


  4. margaretsmn

    November 30, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I have refused for years to give in to the hype. I had a delightful day of shopping with my daughter, trying not to give in to the sales and just enjoy being with her. Sorry your day was not as successful.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      November 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I like your kind of shopping, Margaret, leisurely, with people I love.


  5. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    December 3, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Despite my own objections, I tend to get sucked in every year. I should probably just stay under the covers! Like you, I’m glad it’s over.



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