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Source: Adults

Author: Rhona Aitken

Title: Yule-tide Accoutrements

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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