A Christmas Carol (or two)
Below are two Christmas themed poems written by Suzanne Kelsey:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (OR TWO)
It was the night before Christmas
And all the shop tills went ting a ling a ling
Last minute presents were bought and wrapped
As Hark the Herald Angles began to sing
A giant inflatable Frosty the Snowman
Sat outside in the dark and Silent Night
He was suddenly untethered by a mighty wind
Joining the Angels from the realms of glory on their flight.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer waited so patiently
His little shiny nose was all aglow
As he Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus
Underneath The Mistletoe.
The families were all arriving
Travelling many miles despite the snowy weather
Assured of a warm welcome from mum and dad
To spend The 12 Days of Christmas altogether
Auntie Flo is supposedly baking in the kitchen
Making a giant brandy filled mince pie
For some strange reason she is staggering about
And appears to be Ding Dong Merrily On High!
Uncle Harold is fixing the Oh Christmas Tree lights
But he is quite likely to cause total mayhem
Unfortunately he seems to have got his wires crossed
And fused the lights in the Little Town of Bethlehem.
Grandma and granddad have already burst out in song
With that old time favourite, Jingle Bells
Their entertainment is really quite first class
Much better than any of the five star hotels.
The grandchildren’s rendition of Away in the Manger
Had everyone of us shedding a tear
But when they sang When Santa a got stuck up the chimney
We all had a laugh and gave them a jolly good cheer
Yes another wonderful festive holiday
Lots of memories to hold dear
So Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
And a very Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
We are always seeking perfection
Most of our adult life
It gives us such a headache
And can cause us lots of strife
We want the perfect job
Fulfilling and well paid
The handsome man of our dreams
A match in heaven made
The perfect wedding day
Followed by an exotic honeymoon
Back to the quaint cottage with roses
And the perfect baby to follow soon
The perfectly well behaved child
And a marriage that will last forever
Luxury family holidays abroad
Paid for on the ‘never never’
But perfection is quite different
If you find yourself imperfectly placed
Your life chances not equal
You are one of the world’s displaced
Living in a terrifying war zone
Witnessing atrocities unspoken
Suffering ,cold and hungry
With a spirit that is broken
And at this special time of year
When everyone is about to rejoice
Let us not forget the poor and lonely
Who have a very limited choice
We should be grateful for what we have
Not be avaricious and discontent
Appreciate our family, our friends, our health
The only valuable gifts that we are sent
Since perfection sadly is not possible
And the true meaning is anybody’s guess
There is one thing I am perfectly sure of
Is we should all be happy with loving kindness.
Both Written by: Suzanne Kelsey Xmas 2013 ©
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