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Black Friday Blues

28 Nov

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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)

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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.

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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.

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  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!

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    • 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!

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  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.

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    • 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.

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  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.

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      November 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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

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  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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