You’d Leave Jesus On The Street!

 

A silent night, a lonely night,
no reindeer on the roof.
A winter moon, my eyes behold,
to my homelessness, you are aloof.

No stranger to a manger,
not a hotel bed for me.
They say that Christ was born,
in this same pitiful state was He.

We have so much in common,
just a star to guide the way.
Where are the promised Wise Men
who at my feet, their gifts, should lay?

A pair of socks and toiletries
are all the gifts I need.
For I cannot expect a roof,
since the bank did take my deed.

No hot drink to keep me warm,
a bottle of beer must do.
I can’t help but hate this holiday
because next year, this will be you.

Open your gifts and smile.
At that smartphone, you will stare.
It blinds you to reality
of the poverty, everywhere!

There are so many without hope
and no money to their name.
While your car is filled with gifts
yet your conscience knows no shame.

How can you not remember
whose birth we celebrate?
For just one day in one whole year,
and it still won’t resonate.

What we have done to those who lack
a home and food to eat,
is testament to the fact
that you’d leave Jesus on the street!

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

Cars And Boats And Gold Don’t Matter!

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When I’m gone, I’ll miss the sunrise
that can’t warm the coldest grave.
When I’m gone, I’ll miss the ocean.
I’ll not ride another wave.

When I’m gone, I’ll miss the flowers
that I never smelled anyway.
I just took them all for granted
and now, they bloom while I decay.

When I’m gone, I’ll miss the love
that I never did return.
I was too busy earning money
and your love, yes I did spurn.

When I’m gone, who will miss me?
Will my boss for whom I’ve worked?
And will my children come to see me
after they’ve covered me up with dirt?

Before I am gone, I must realize
what is important and what is not.
It’s time to love and smell the flowers
before they lower me in my plot.

Never think that there’s tomorrow.
for it may never come.
Cars and boats and gold don’t matter
when for you, death beats the drum.

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2015 Shelby I. Courtland

Every now and then, I try and take time out from posting about all of the horrors that we are besieged with every day; whether it be from genocide, wars, poverty, inhumanity, racism, hate, materialism and I could go on and on. Think of all the people that set out yesterday, heading to their jobs or to school or wherever and think of all the people that you see, staring down at a phone while walking into you or into a pole. Think of the people that lust and never love. Think of all the people that are busily attempting to amass a fortune and yet, have no idea what it is like to sit down and simply breathe and know what it is to love and to be loved. Think of all those people that have dropped dead and they really had no idea what was really important.

There is nothing so important on the screen of a phone because if it is, why just a few decades ago, were we having no problem in not having a phone everywhere we go? Now, it is unthinkable to even walk around the house without knowing where the smartphone is. It is unthinkable for many to stand outside for a few moments and look up at the sky if you don’t live near a park. It is unthinkable for many to remember that there is more to life than expensive cars, boats, big houses and bulging pockets. When we lost sight of this, we lost a lot. And I for one, don’t think we will ever get that back. More’s the pity. But I post this anyway. Maybe, someone can recall a time before smartphones with apps told us how to live, what to eat, where to shop and who to ‘like’.

Target Shoppers, I Tried To Warn You!

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http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/massive-target-credit-card-breach-new-step-security-war-hackers-2D11778083

It looks like hackers hit the bulls-eye with the recent unprecedented hack of Target credit and debit card information.

Not only was the digital heist huge — up to 40 million consumers might have had their data stolen — but the degree of difficulty indicates another step in the security arms race between criminals and merchants.

The hack affected customers who shopped at U.S. Target retail stores between Black Friday, Nov. 27, and Dec. 15

I told you that those huge HDTVs would still be there in January. You didn’t need all that shit you went out and got slapped, head-butted and kicked over and you thought that that was all you had to worry about. Turns out you were so wrong. Now over 40 million shopping fools have had their credit and debit card information stolen and now they are WHINING because they cannot get through to complain to Target. What do YOU want Target to do? What can they do? You bought into the Black Friday Madness bullshit! You bought into the “let’s have a cashless society” bullshit and now you’re WHINING about the choices that you made. You chose to go out on Black Friday and beyond to indulge in what has now become the NEW and unimproved version of ‘Christmas’. You didn’t think that with the touting of spend, spend, spend until your credit card drops bullshit and then spend some more, that it wouldn’t get the ears and eyes of HACKERS???!!! They wanna buy stuff too, ya know! If you weren’t still snoozing off tryptophan, why should they? The hackers got the Black Friday Madness shoppers by the balls credit cards. HA!!

If you just had to go out and buy a new smartphone, discounted, 50%, ya should’a took C-A-S-H along for the fun! Now, your credit may be adversely affected. You may become a victim of identity theft which could cost you even more penalties in increased interest rates IF you can get another credit card so that you can go out AGAIN for the next Black Friday Madness sale and get hacked AGAIN!!! Please do, you stupid foolish ass, clueless, materialistic drones who do everything you’re told without question. If someone tells you to shop on Black Friday, there ya go! If someone tells you to use your credit/debit card, there ya go. And now that the shit has hit the fan, you want answers. Well…too damn bad! Over 40 million of you want answers and there just ain’t that many folks at Target manning the phone lines because guess what…they’re all at the check-out stations ringing the purchases up of more likeminded asses who are most likely about to join you in whining and complaining that their credit/debit card data has been stolen/hacked. You were not just asking for trouble, you were BEGGING for it and baby you got it!!!

…and this is for the dude with the 50″ inch LCD HDTV, enjoy!, because the headache that you’re gonna get from purchasing that TV is gonna be even bigger than your TV. LMAO!! But to show you guys, ALL 40 million of you that I am in the ‘christmas’ spirit, I am going to leave you with a little pick me up!! Enjoy!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!

Thanksgiving?

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Dude! With that much ass, if you're gonna fight over something, shouldn't it be over a bargain basement deal treadmill? Actually, he's really praying and showing how thankful he is to have been able to cushion someone's fall.
Let me at it! I gotta have it! I gotta have it! Uh…what is it? Damn! Get off me!!

If they couldn't even wait for the gate to completely open, I'm pretty sure it would be a good guess that they didn't even stop to share Thanksgiving with family, much less belch out a prayer. Can you pick out will get stomped?
If they couldn’t even wait for the gate to completely open, I’m pretty sure it would be a good guess that they didn’t even stop to share Thanksgiving with family, much less belch out a prayer. Can you pick out who will get stomped?

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.

Written by,
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!