Bah Humbug and the Sadly Mismatched Couple


Bah Humbug and the Sadly Mismatched Couple

Right after Thanksgiving, up the tree went.
She loved all the trimmings. She savored the scent!
The outside of the house was embellished with lights,
snowmen and angels and other delights.

Once she was done, she was charmed and elated—
the garlands all hung and the tree decorated.
Christmas delighted her, yet all the fuss
just prompted her husband to grumble and cuss.

The lights hurt his eyes. He bemoaned the excesses.
He skulked and he pouted. He spurned her caresses.
Just the sight of the tree made him nasty and surly,
and yet every year, she put it up early.

How this tale ends is hard to relate.
I fear that a split was their ultimate fate.
She found her a mate who was cheerful and newish
and he found a wife who was blessedly Jewish!


Prompt words today are decorated, skulk, nasty, surly and delighted.

17 thoughts on “Bah Humbug and the Sadly Mismatched Couple

  1. lifelessons Post author

    My father was a bit like this, but not obsessively so. He just said the lights hurt his eyes and didn’t really participate in the tree-trimming. One year I kept pointing this out to him–sort of teasing that he should enter in. Finally, he got up from his chair across the room, came over to the tree, picked one bulb out of the box, hung it on a branch, strolled out of the room, plopped his hat on his head, got into his pickup and drove away to go have coffee with his buddies at Mack’s Cafe. Ha!

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