Monday, 3 January 2011

Family Christmas


FAMILY CHRISTMAS

 children pre-rise the sun
 tear at wrapping paper
 while parents sip coffee

 prayers and carols in church
 trying to keep quiet
 adults worship a babe

 turkey and sage, white sauce
 with the pudding and
 all the afters you want

 a bugs bunny movie
 the queen's speech and a game
 of trivial pursuits

 to grandma's tomorrow
 the satisfied infants
 slip silently to bed

 © GERALD ENGLAND

Composed: Ashton under Lyne, 20th November 1986

Publications

1991 Quickenings (USA)
1992 Mad Poets Review (USA)



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