Spirit Of Christmas Lost

photo of christmas baubles on tree branches

Spirit Of Christmas Lost

Lights everywhere aflickering

burning burning burning

all without meaning

not one of them serving

any purpose or doing

anything but asking you to

look at me, look at me.

In just a few weeks

all of them will be

in a battered old tin or

in a recycle bin or

in landfill in

somewhere it should not be

or even still hanging there

all of the year

unlit and unloved and uncared for

the spirit of Christmas


All these twinkles do

is pay for evils

like Putin’s poisonous gas

and Xinping’s dynastic plastic

we should switch them all off

we should turn out their lights

we should not waste the world

in this way

for this day.

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