We love a touch of levity in the ongoing conversation about the consumerism crisis. If you didn’t catch it previously and you’re in a festive mood, you may want to take a moment to enjoy our take on traditional holiday carols. While, in the past, we’ve enjoyed what is a surprisingly postconsumer message from many traditional Irish toasts and quotes, we’ve never taken a stab at writing our own. However, since this year we’re launching our Postconsumers St. Patrick’s Day Resource Center, we thought it would be a good time to lighten the mood by “treating” you to our creative brainstorm on how to tackle consumerism with an Irish (or Irish-American) twist in some of our very own limericks.
We actually did have to look it up, by the way. A limerick is three long lines and two short lines with an aabba rhyming scheme!
The Girl with the Shoes
There once was a girl who loved shoes
She bought them and not just in twos
But one day she found
True love won’t abound
Just because you own ten Jimmy Choos
Keeping Up with the Joneses
The neighbors had a big house and fancy car
So the family worked so very hard
To gain all of those things
Yet the truth that does sting
Rest, less stress and joy was never theirs by far
The Satisfaction of Enough
Learning to let go of “stuff”
Is a task that can be very tough
We’re taught from our birth
That “stuff” is our worth
But that won’t get you the satisfaction of enough!
Buy Less, Live More
If you spend all of your time in a store
We think you’ll find life to be a bore
There’s so much to explore
That you can’t buy in a store
We entreat you, buy less and live more!
A Toast to Being Clutter Free
Let’s raise a glass of something boozy
That clutter clearing project sure was a doozy
There was so much stuff
Way more than enough
That now we need beer to get woozy!
The Marketing Team
The marketing team
Lived each day on a dream
That you would believe
That stuff’s what you need
And tune into the media machine
More, More, More
Rich, middle class or poor
They want you to believe that the store
Can make you feel whole
And like you achieved your goal
Which is why you should buy more, more, more
Did we not create a limerick that you think is an obvious one? Share your version of it with us on the social media channels below!
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