Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

The Great Dragon
walks in the Park

In the early dark
of the December night

Between the glowing Santa`s Sleigh
and the young couples
huddled round the Nativity.

Glory to God in the Highest
And Peace on Earth
To all men of goodwill

But to the Great Horned Owl
perched in all his worldly wisdom
upon the threshold of the stars

And the wary little mouse
darting about in the gleanings of the neighborhood pumpkin patch

Is it Christmas

And the equestrian Constable
in a rare
Evening watch

The shy vagrant
who hides a bottle
from the streetlamp

The lonely and afraid commuter
wary of false hopes
and the high price of holiday tangerines

For even the darkness of Space
has Laws
and Mao Zedong

Christmas proves Man can be good
If only for a day

A couple of weeks

Until Fat Tuesday ?

And the Great Dragon
came alight
like a Four Story tall Christmas Tree.


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