Don Pengilly

(30/05/1945 / Bury, Lancs, UK)

Christmas! Humbug


Was at a friends the other day
And had 3 games of pool
Of course he beat me didn’t he
He made me feel a fool

(not really it just rhymes, next time I’ll beat the butt of him)
(With the cue)

Well that’s another story
What this poem's really about
That Christmas is such a humbug
It seems to have lost its clout

What’s happened to its meaning
Got lost in the course of time
Some idiots say it's offensive
And could not care a dime

Leave Jesus out of Christmas they cry
For fear of losing face
It might offend some others
Perhaps others of a different race

Well that’s the biggest load of crap
That I have ever heard
Who are these faceless monsters
They must be a load of nerd

Leave Jesus out of Christmas
Not likely my old friend
I for one couldn’t care a toot
Whoever it might offend

No law or legislation
Can stop that which is true
For Jesus came at Christmas
To save the likes of me and you

So when you're out there Christmas shopping
Spare a thought for He who cares
He who came that Christmas morn
To answer all our prayers

Submitted: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Edited: Friday, April 29, 2011
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  • Ernestine Northover (12/16/2007 2:41:00 PM)

    Don this is a lovely poem for Christmas, and a real stand up and be counted one too. I'm with you on this one, Christmas is getting to 'shopping' orientated that it isn't any fun anymore. Enjoyed reading this one very much indeed. Well done.
    Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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