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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Near enough to cheer

Not long to go are you listening for sleigh bells can you hear Ho, Ho, Ho are you hoping for snow? Do you have that Yuletide glow? Some don’t Some do but I’m guessing they’ll all be wishing you a very Merry Christmas. (breaking news) Bethlehem’s updated not a stable I could see if Mary…

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Merry Christmas darling

  Did you guess what he was bringing you were you good the whole year through? Hoofs that trampled softly on the snow that lay heavy on the roofs of years ago I remember too. We rolled time up and put it in a snowman’s hands and watched for dad to climb the hill when…

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Self inflicted

while there is still time to rattle off a rhyme I think that’s what I’ll do are you still in bed? don’t get out until you have read this got any mistletoe so I can steal a kiss? (sometimes kisses are in short supply so the ones that I steal are put by for a…

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More electric soup

I try to believe that ultimate power is held by the populace, but facing the facts I can see it’s not true. The state holds our fate in its hands. Political treason, a butchery beggaring belief and a thief of all reasoning Homeless numbers up and yet on the up they’re still going down London’s…

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On the tiles

Who could spend any more than the evening before when the morning finds you looking like this? I could have given it a miss stayed in with the cats played blind man’s buff and driven myself bats but I took the plunge because I’m brave. Money all gone and yet John is still here. all…

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Carol 49

Does this Christmas feel real? do you want to deck the halls or deck the local copper? is it merry gentlemen or doped up mental men? and is Santa just a voyeur? Will the saviour save me from the DWP? A friend sends me a Christmas card a picture on it of a crib, some…

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Universal credit

I see Santa buying something in the second aisle at Sainsbury’s he’s trying to be inconspicuous but Rudolph gives the game away. I wonder what it was he bought? Because Santa doesn’t have a Santa, did you ever stop to think of that? because I just thought of that. Perhaps he got some aftershave buy…

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