Faceless bodies
rushing, pushing
Hurry up and wait
Toying with time
pushing the envelope
knowing it is late
Senseless shopping
Gifts of nonsense
Obligated to buy
Traditions upheld
Always been that way
No one knows why
Tasteless purchases 
of careless choice
The pressure is on
Anything is better
than nothing
Buy before its gone
Windowless world
of the homeless
A far greater need
Ignored, unnoticed
hungry and cold
Someone else can feed
Helpless and harmless
Spare a thought 
for those without
The gift of giving
is good for the soul
It’s what it’s all about
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Laura is hosting at D'Verse Poets
tonight and has asked us to consider
when less is more and prompted us with
using one or more of the following:
ageless ~ boundless ~ breathless ~ careless ~
cloudless ~ colourless ~ faceless ~ fearless ~
feckless ~ flawless ~ formless ~ harmless ~
heedless ~ helpless ~ homeless ~ listless ~
needless ~ restless ~ rootless ~ senseless ~
tasteless ~ weightless ~ windowless ~ wordless

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  25 comments for “Thoughtless

  1. December 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    And every year we still repeat it… shopping is a drug.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Isn’t that the truth! 😏

  2. December 5, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Sums up Xmas shopping.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      Yes it does! 😦

  3. December 4, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Good description: “Senseless shopping
    Gifts of nonsense”

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much Frank 🙂

  4. December 4, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    The message on the balloon would go well on a t-shirt, too.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 10:06 pm

      Yes, they probably did! 🙂

  5. December 4, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Shopping for festivals has certainly lost its charm! You portrayed the push and pull so well. 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you Punam my dear! ❤️🙂

  6. Beverly Crawford
    December 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I think you have described “Black Friday” to perfection. The senseless rush to spend, spend, spend followed on 12/26 by return, return, return. The true spirit of Christmas is so often lost, and the homeless are still homeless and the hungry are still hungry. Sad comment on much of modern society. Evocative write!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Thank you Beverly. Exactly! Thank you for seeing where I was going with this poem. 🙂💕

  7. December 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Dang! Christine, this is one hell of message! Wonderfully and powerfully written. Plus all those prompts? Wow, this is good!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 9:32 am

      Thank you Beckie! I get a little cynical about the shopping part. It’s lost all of its charm 😊😥

      • December 4, 2019 at 1:01 pm

        You welcome, Christine. Shopping lost it charm a long time ago for me too. 😝😓

  8. December 4, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Ugh, you’ve given me the horrors. I hate that push and shove of mindless shopping and the exchange of meaningless bits of crap. You capture it really well, and use all those “less” words beautifully. I stalk the shops at Christmas muttering “mathoms”. And yet I love Christmas, and I love giving.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Sorry for the reminder Sarah but I’m happy you liked it 🙂💕

  9. December 3, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Things certainly are topsy turvy with the giving, and you captured that feeling very well in your poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 3, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks Lisa. I just think many lose sight about what is important as they succumb to the pressure of commercialism 😑

  10. December 3, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    The gift of giving
    is good for the soul
    It’s what it’s all about

    Amen to this!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 3, 2019 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks Dwight. I’m happy you agree 🙂

  11. December 3, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    You make the shopping sound so much not what is good for the soul

    • Christine Bolton
      December 3, 2019 at 11:31 pm

      Christmas shopping can be a chore for some, that’s all. Perhaps less emphasis on the shopping and more on the giving was my point. I was following the prompt. 🙂

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