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Merry Christmas

No manger scene at city hall
or caroling at school,
no city workers stringing lights,
come on, you know the rules.

No pageants of the savior’s birth
we wish not to offend,
no prayers of thanks made publicly,
these laws we mustn’t bend.

No decorated Christmas tree
with ornaments all shiny
to be displayed on public land
or the ACLU gets whiny.

But Merry Christmas anyway
with joy to last the season,
just be careful what you say
or you may be charged with treason.




Carolyn Devonshire 
Contest Name Commercialized Holiday Humor Contest 

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  1. Date: 11/29/2010 2:01:00 PM

    Many congratulations on your win John, in Carolyn's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 12:17:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in Carolyn's Contest, John! The ACLU feels so threatened by a little ol' Christmas Tree. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 5:30:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in the "Commercialized Holiday Humor" contest John sponsored by Carolyn Devonshire. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 9:48:00 PM

    Great sentiments. The Christ has been almost banished from Christmas. Congratulations on your 3rd. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 8:06:00 PM

    Exceptional write, John. Congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 4:31:00 PM

    that is so sad isn't it John...but true..a whiny aclu...what's new great poem and congrats to you on this observation and win.

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 4:29:00 PM

    hahaha, VERY good one. Congratulations, JOhn. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 2:14:00 PM

    Congratulatiopns for this win in the contest, john

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 12:50:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in this great contest...Sara

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 10:49:00 AM

    just be careful what you say or you may be charged with treason. Bravo, John, "Lover of God" and Congratulations on your worthy poem's recognition. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 7:14:00 AM

    Now I'll be afraid of being "charged with treason," John, but the government has cast a spell of gloom over our holiday. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/21/2010 7:48:00 AM

    :) Thanks for supporting the contest, John! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 10:01:00 PM

    Very true indeed how sad is it we cant express our love and christmas joy around anymore. It is my favorite holiday very good poem.