Auckland New Zealand
A few weeks ago our local website ran a comp for a 16 line poem on the theme of Christmas. They wanted something original. I just heard mine got 2nd place so I thought I'd share it with you.
THE WORD ON THE STREET
This one’s for all the hypocrites
And scoffers with their mocking fits
This Christmas..... Hey! what you achievin’
Toastin’ what ya don’t believe in?
Laughin’, jokin’, shoutin’ out....
No savvy what its all about?
Wise up! Chill out man - get a life
And don’t be dealin’ out no strife!
Hows ‘bout ya get yer sorry butt
Down to ya local Jesus hut
The preacher’s cool - he’ll fill yer head
With better stuff than Lion Red!**
He’ll maybe tell you ‘bout the guy
Who died to give y’a chance to try.
You owe Him, man - let Him collect...
At Christmas time - a li’l respect!
© Rod Walford 1999
** local beer!