No Blessed Time

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It’s a well-known fact
That Christmas festivities a family can wreck
The sanctimony displayed by a spouse always right
Brothers bickering over their patrimony into the night
The acrimony of whose gifts are pricier
Whose nieces and nephews behaved the ‘nicier’
Aging aunts inadvertently stirring
Arguments best left blurring
Christmas, no blessed time for matrimony

55 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Acrimony

Hoping your festive season isn’t beset with destructive quarrels; that peace reigns in your home


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24 Responses to No Blessed Time

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    I’d like the bickering, but Covid means no visitors ☹️

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sadje says:

    Very apt poem for a family get together

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ron. says:

    Every year, same old humbug, I say.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. It happens. Nothing like bringing family together to see the fault lines.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bill says:

    Reality–nobody likes it. So many experience stress at this time of year. No wonder why.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. weejars says:

    This is legit some years!! Christmas is not always sweetness and light – and that’s just the truth

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Brian Bixby says:

    Apart from one truly horrible Christmas, my family never did bicker on the holiday. Mind you, we bickered often enough. But Christmas Day, we had no quarrels . . . again, with one unfortunate exception.

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