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Noel 2020

the end nears with Jesus and witches let us hope there are no more glitches little baby wears a mask in the manger conceived socially distant without danger no Golgotha crowd but liked tweeted clips zoom calls for blurring out the Lords hips immaculate censorship under lockdown Amazon send the Saviour a virtual crown due to panic buying there is no shortfall of hygienic wipes for disinfecting our wall by divine fortune rusty nails are also on offer only the blood of Christ is scarce to proffer Netflix shows reruns of a sound-bitten tale a broker insists Christmas must be for sale Wall Street continues with arms as a treasure delivers lost lives and legs for good measure conspiracy theorists say the Messiah was real Wikileaks concurs but is brought to heel by purveyors of halos spiked rosaries and zeal as smoke cries for free ashes for dispersal on graves boneyards and rotten rehearsal a cat pees on the tree and needs to be spayed Sigmund Freud calls for complex castration of subconscious death wishes and propagation in need for seeds to be neutered for creation reality caves in and we must remove the stone together we’re united Sisyphus is never alone video calls remind us that the virus lives on crosses borders without passports to and from no visa required no customs only free trade for hypocrisy bigotry Egos not easily slayed what I would give for rewinding the legend and attend carol singing and school’s pageant in person not be stuck with oversized meals walk freely to food banks attempting to heal falsity ingratitude injustice entitlement schism the infant itself may not be above criticism but glitter and presents wrapped in blindness are no substitute for love and true kindness compassion does not require an opulent mall no masses no pining nor spruce ever so tall It’s time for reflection faith reason emotion not notional piety and once yearly devotion for Christ’s sake let’s stop moaning and start to share from a warm and good-natured heart 24th December 2020

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