Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Seasonal Flurry

The poem below is self-explanatory. I think we've all run into this problem. I came across it last winter when I was trying to find fleece-lined thermals for my soon-to-be missionary son. He was heading for a Canadian mission and needed warm winter gear. Try finding that around February. Good times. ;)

Enjoy this lighter look at a challenge I think we all endure.

Seasonal Flurry

The other day a friend complained,
She was angry at the store
She had gone to make a purchase
And could not find what she’d come for.

It’s winter time in Bear Lake
The snow this year is deep
And children like to frolic
Into the white stuff they must leap.

So my friend, a watchful mother
Wanted to purchase outer wear
Winter gear like boots and such
But these items were not there.

Instead she found a plethora
Of gardening supplies
Spring-wear, and yes bikinis
Danced before her eyes.

She asked about the winter gear
Persevering as mothers do
When she learned it wasn’t available
Into a rage she flew.

"Ma’am, winter gear is featured
"‘Round about July."
A sullen clerk revealed
Before she punched him in the eye.

I, myself, have noticed
This annoying trend
Christmas decor is in every store
After back-to-school sales end.

Easter steals Valentine’s glory
The Fourth of July is featured now in May
It’s all terribly confusing
How the stores carry on this way.

I have but one suggestion
It’s simple, yes I know,
Why don’t we celebrate holidays as they come
Instead of allowing the next one to steal the show?

This world is in a hurry,
Much too fast I say
Let’s enjoy life as it arrives
And savor each holiday

Cheri J. Crane
February 27, 2008


Kerry Blair said...

Amen! (LOVE IT!)

I've had that problem in spades. My son was called to serve a mission in Idaho and was due to leave in the dead of winter. Ever tried to find thermal underwear, heavy coats, lined gloves and wool socks in September? Ain't going to happen.

On the other hand, this is a great time to pick up luau stuff at Big Lots. If only the snow would quit putting out the tiki torches...

Cheri J. Crane said...

So true, Kerry. ;) I was in Logan a couple of days ago and I was amazed by all of the spring apparel available. Too bad we won't be able to wear any of that stuff until about July here in the frozen north.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I do so truly agree.

Cheri J. Crane said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tristi. ;)

Callie, Shawn and Braxton said...

I couldn't agree more. I couldn't believe when I saw Christmas stuff the day after halloween, even one of the radio stations was already playing the music. I'm sure it'll come after labor day this year. Keep writing. I enjoy reading it.