Christmas Is Really For The Children

What with all the Holy Week and Easter Prep and a funeral thrown in for good measure the blog has had to take a back seat again – however at the school Assembly on Friday this poem, which is new to me, was used and I thought I would share it with you.  Gave me tinges when I heard it being read.

Christmas is really
for the children.
Especially for children
who like animals, stables,
stars and babies wrapped
in swaddling clothes.
Then there are wise men,
kings in fine robes,
humble shepherds and a
hint of rich perfume.

Easter is not really
for the children
unless accompanied by
a cream filled egg.
It has whips, blood, nails,
a spear and allegations
of body snatching.
It involves politics, God
and the sins of the world.
It is not good for people
of a nervous disposition.
They would do better to
think on rabbits, chickens
and the first snowdrop
of spring.

Or they’d do better to
wait for a re-run of
Christmas without asking
too many questions about
what Jesus did when he grew up
or whether there’s any connection.

Steve Turner

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  1. Pingback: Christmas is really for the Children « Eat Pray Love Liturgy

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