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Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Poetry

The people crowd the entrances
at Malls all over town.
To seize the choicest bargain deals,
They’d gladly knock you down.
The retailers all hold their breath
as shopping gets in gear.
Will Santa fill his sleigh as hoped?
-or lay off more Reindeer?
There are plastic toys from China
colored with suspicious paint.
Whip out your last credit card
(-when you see the bills, you’ll faint.)
“The children must have Christmas! ”
No request will be denied.
Never mind your youngest child
has just turned thirty five.
Down forget a gift for you
Don’t you deserve the best?
Shopping is such good therapy
for the financially depressed

John F. McCullagh 

Wiki this is what black friday is..

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, many retailers open very early, often at 4 a.m., or earlier, and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in manyCommonwealth countries. Black Friday is not actually a holiday, but many employers give their employees the day off, increasing the number of potential shoppers. It has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005,[1] although news reports, which at that time were inaccurate,[2] have described it as the busiest shopping day of the year for a much longer period of time.[3]
The day's name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving.[4] Use of the term started before 1966 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black."[5]
Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, the day after occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.

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  1. Not really my type of music, interesting read though.

  2. This blog was the last place I expected to see Lil Kim haha.

  3. Black Friday is a crazy time in which I do not participate. Hard to shop without money anyway.

    Enjoy my delightful interview with Susan Kane on
    Wrote By Rote Saturday 11/26

  4. She is at least pretty! Black Fridays tends to leave the customers black and blue ... along with their wallets, so I step back.

    I dare to put poetry in my novels. Brrr. Dare to live bravely, right? Roland

  5. Very fitting poem. lol Good stuff.

  6. I went Black Friday shopping last year! It was crazy.

  7. Never been to a black Friday. This past one was a bloody black one.


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