When you celebrate Thanksgiving, don’t forget your prayers and thanks.
The Indians shared their bounty with all the christian skanks.
Should the Indians celebrate it too? ‘T was the beginning of their end.
They thought the pale skinned pilgrims would be their true blue friend.
Those Christians stole their land, breaking treaties left and right.
They then turned on the Indians, killed most of them on sight.
Fast forward to the present day and on those whose land we stand,
we trample and we fight, scratch and claw to buy a brand.
A society sustained by spending will shortly crash and burn,
as our wages sit and stagnate, when will we ever learn?
Thanksgiving empties purses and encourages corporate greed,
there really is no thought for the workers and their need.
No holiday for the Indians who are on the reservation,
as they bemoan the fate of mother earth; they see the devastation.
The crowds will be in long lines that snake around a store.
Johnny’s toys are not enough, he’s crying out for more.
He threw a temper tantrum, broke his smartphone on my head.
And now he wants another one before he’ll go to bed.
I’ll trample over anyone who dares get in my way.
To hell with giving thanks, there is no time to pray.
I’m just like all the rest, out to get my shopping fix.
I’ll punish other shoppers with some well-aimed high heel kicks.
Shelby I. Courtland
© 2013 Shelby I. Courtland
Get ready to hit the stores, trample each other and shop until your credit card drops! But by all means, give no thought to the truth of this ‘holiday’, nor to the fact that this ‘holiday’ has turned into a free-for-all brawl between shoppers and retailers. Who will spend the most and who will lure in the most shoppers with ‘beat-you-up’ over bargains?
Christians, don’t even try to fake the fact that you won’t be out there in the fray along with the rest of the fighting, kicking, screaming mob hell bent on amassing and hoarding more materialistic bullshit! Some of you ‘christians’ might just stop for a couple of seconds to issue a prayer that you get everything on Little Johnny’s wish list and YOURS, but you’ll elbow and kick your way through the store, nevertheless. So, hop to it! You’re used to taking! Carry on!