The Garden Centre Christmas Shop

The Garden Centre Christmas Shop

Trees of every size and shape
Some are real, and some are fake
Put aside or take today
Either way you have to pay

Sparkly tinsel and glitter balls
Long string lights to deck the halls
Wreaths of cones and prickly holly
Be ready to spend lots of lolly

Snowy scenes of Nativity
Boxed up cards for charity
Shatterproof baubles, some that flash
Methods of payment, cards or cash

Colour themes on every stand
No assistant to lend a hand
Trolleys and baskets there to fill
A mile-long queue around the till

Gift wrap with matching ribbon and bow
Table arrangements just for show
Oil defusers of cinnamon and spice
Lanterns, candles, oh what a price

Hand made chocolates full of liquor
LED lights that twinkle and flicker
Advent Calendars piled up high
So much stuff for you to buy

Snow globe shakers, fancy gifts
Last years stock they couldn’t shift
Fairies and stars to top the tree
Bells and balls, buy one get one free

Santa’s Grotto covered in snow
Reindeers red noses all aglow
Cashless entry, you might be barred
If you can’t swipe or tap your debit card

Stockings, sacks and luxury crackers
Gooey mistletoe, for those cheeky smackers
Garden lanterns and window stickers
Tartan socks and novelty knickers

Carol singers full of cheer
Festive shopping, it’s all here
Kerching Kerching, shop till you drop
At the Garden Centre Christmas shop

© Karen Sroker 02/11/19

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Kes
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I love to write the odd poem when inspired by some event or happening in my own life or that of my family and friends. I usually just write poems for my own pleasure, but I have enjoyed sharing a few of my efforts on Silversurfers and have received some wonderful comments from the community. I enjoy watching Rugby Union. I call myself a 'Hobby Colourist' and enjoy the work of the inky black and white artist Johanna Basford, and I also dabble in photography, in a very amature pastime kind of way.

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Pat Ball
16th Nov 2019
1
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Love your poem Karen. Very true of garden centres at this time of yearxx
Kes
16th Nov 2019
1
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Thank you very much Patty. Glad you enjoyed it. Kx.
Wilf
16th Nov 2019
2
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Lovely poem Kes-takes me into our local garden centers full of the smells and gifts of Christmas
Kes
16th Nov 2019
2
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Thanks very much a Wilf. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Kx.
Silversurfer9
8th Nov 2019
2
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‘‘Tis the season to be jolly
Come in here, spend lots of lolly
Hark the herald angels sing
Long as our tills, ring, ring, ring
Silversurfer9
8th Nov 2019
3
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Have given thumbs up earlie
Kes
9th Nov 2019
2
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Short, but very funny. Thanks for the morning titter.
Yodama
5th Nov 2019
2
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Loved your poem Karen, very descriptive of how we are hypnotised to part with our money by the glittery balls.
Yes madness has crept into Garden Centres now.

Oh, don't forget to buy Reindeer snacks!
Kes
5th Nov 2019
1
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Thanks very much Bridget. Glitz and glitter Christmas madness. Do we really need all this stuff? My answer is most definitely no.
MarjiT
4th Nov 2019
2
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Great poem Kes, reminds me of work though
Kes
5th Nov 2019
1
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Thank you Marji. If it is a good reminder, I’m glad. Not so, if it’s sad.
CaroleAH
4th Nov 2019
2
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Brilliant poem, Karen. You have captured the mad, frantic dash for "designer" trees, ornaments and lights which seems to overshadow the real meaning of Christmas.
Kes
4th Nov 2019
2
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Thank you Carole. Commercial Christmas gets bigger and bigger every year, and not always in a good way.
2
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Love this Karen 🙂
Kes
4th Nov 2019
1
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Thanks very much Sally. Love a bit of festive fun.

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