Coins in the fountain

‘Christmas is comingthe goose is getting fat’I’m always hungrysoI’m having some of that. I could survive onhot mince pies orcurried turkey on Boxing day anda tot or two ofKaty Daley’s mountain dewwould blow me clean away…

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Break a leg

What a pantomimeor will kids askwhat’s a pantomime? he’s behind you!he’s behind you!but Zoom blinds youto the obvious…

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Humbugs

At the high street cut price superstorelooking at Christmas stuff and it’s a bore,not halfway through October and we’reall being overrun with Santa and hisbags of funthey’re taking bloody libertieswith Christmas and its festivities,if it was up to somethey’d have it as soon asEaster had gonebut it’s all about the cash,money in the tillandnothing to…

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Sad facts

I’m pretty certain that Jesus never had in mindthat folks visiting family would be heavily fined,and someone said,boxes of ‘Celebrations’ had got smaller this yearand that’s because there’s less to celebrate, waste not, want notgoes for chocolates too…

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The goose is getting fat

In the shadow of the spirechestnuts burning onan open fire, The Carol. church bells ringno one is listeningold grannies cryit’s a christeningthe boy will be King,it doesn’t mean anythingchestnuts burning on anopen fire. This time of year when we are friendlyfull of turkey meat and cheap French brandythe music goes on even thoughSanta’s gonechestnuts burning…

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Mind the Gap

Seeing as it will be as it will be there’s a certain fragility about my mental state and its ability to recover from this isolation. Vodka only exacerbates these mental states and does nothing for my current situation Calamitous? I should say so fed up with indoors nowhere to go, I wish it was Christmas…

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One for the stocking

Away in a manger or away with the fairies, ‘he dares say that? Belief is nine-tenths of when you don’t know for sure, but you’re checking the stats every day. All we have to do and we make more to do about what to do and then we don’t do it, anyway away in a…

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The streets of Christmas town

looking at crazy like you think it’s okay, what is it? whatever gets you through the day? people got to have their say? say it ain’t so. On the off chance it was just a trade I made a bet with madness and saw the sadness locked inside in so many people locked outside…

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I’m trying to remember the bit where Jesus fits in

When the ice is thin you need to walk on your tippy toes who knows what dangers lurk below? Me, me, I know. supermarket trolleys in three foot of ‘cut ‘ dead cats, rats, a few fish? don’t I wish. mostly Irish the navigators ate potaters King Edward variety irony? Christmas day coming up on…

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Sleepers

In this my garden of Gethsemane where I prayed The agony overtook me. The foreseeing of that which would come the being of the only Son, the pain of one was multiplied until the one cried out, my god my god why? Olives stuffed with pimiento a memento from the mount…

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Decanting the sherry

We built the snowman with white bricks and a sheet of blue tarpaulin then it started snowing, that’s sod’s law. Ebeneezer, he’s a geezer that we know and not a character from some old Dickensian tearjerker stopped by to say hello and collect the rent. and then we waited for the sleigh bells and we…

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The Testament

Three wise men, obviously not locals nor yokels searching for a King which has a certain ring to it, one could write a book about it. Shepherds watching a flock harping on about a star ‘put a sock in it’ came a voice from afar. You know the story, God and his never-ending glory and…

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The run up

The chief elf’s on the bucks fizz thinking Christmas is a big swiz and it’s Silent Night, lights out at nine. I wake up to the magic and I do I do I do believe, can’t wait to go to sleep on Christmas Eve Of course, it’s a crime to fill kiddies heads with thoughts…

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Incoming

Just a product off the shelf help yourself, the resistance is in the mobility to get the hell out of there willingly before they shut you down totally. fight tooth and nail fail and fight again. Christmas? it had to be and anywhere else but Calgary…

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Round four

For what little good life does for me I may as well be plugged into the electricity switching the wires and getting it free, don’t tell the L.E.B. Feels like I’m boxing with shadows with rocks in my head, feet formed from clay and somewhere it’s Saturday the knock out drop. it will stop it…

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Christmas corral

It never bothers us in the least that three wise men travelled in from the East to see a homeless one the one they called the son of man It’s not new and it’s not ‘Old hat’ it is what it is no more than that, But we never learn we still turn people out…

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Idling in neutral

So we went to book Jesus for Christmas, but oh was he angry and cross get outa my face go and give me some space we left I think this is his loss. Gabriel is starring in Godspell that’s all well and good for him it looks like no party for Christmas, which is a…

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