The Druids gave us mistletoe;
Prince Albert - Christmas trees;
John Wesley gave us carols,
with kings arriving, and in threes.
According to old manuscripts
that could be right or wrong,
there were also cheerful shepherds
full of bonhomie and song.
For children its all lots of fun,
a charming little story,
but as you grow much older
the halos and the glory
become somehow less pertinent,
and after food and lots to drink.
Gifts, decoration, tinsel
bring us tired, at the brink
of saying ‘Thankfully its over
until it comes again next year.
I would say we’ve missed the point completely -
I fear - oh yes - I fear.
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