A Mother's Christmas Tale
by

Paul Curtis

 

I have worked for Ebenezer Scrooge all year
A man devoid of any sign of Christmas cheer
Iíve avoided being kissed by the office Romeo
By navigating the office avoiding mistletoe
As the time is ticking towards Christmas day
I could have done with a little help along the way
Iíve dealt with shoppers impatient and rude
But I tried to stay cheerful while I queued
Iíve bought all the presents the paper and bows
Iíve put up with all the countless ho ho hoís
Iíve got all the groceries and gallons of booze
While you sat in front of the telly and snoozed
Iíve decked the halls Iíve trimmed the tree
Iíve wrapped all the presents from you and me
Iíve written all the Christmas cards to everyone
Which I hand delivered though I posted some
Iíve cleaned the whole house from bottom to top
Iíve washed and ironed till Iím ready to drop
Iíve prepared the veg, Iíve stuffed the bird
Iíve hung the stockings and youíve not stirred
And the very second I take a minute for me
The first thing I hear is ďMum, whatís for teaĒ
So to Santa Claus I make my annual plea
For a special present just for me
Next year I want to escape this stress
So that I too can have a merry Christmas

 


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