Nick Hilton

Rookie (London)

Under The Throbbing Christmas Tree - Poem by Nick Hilton

Under the throbbing christmas tree,
We gather all the presents,
That rejected by my spite and bitterness,
Have some how meandered there,
Under the twinkling lights,
There are mince pies for everyone,
Brandy shot a little overdone perhaps,
A small child appears to be unconcious,
And the bloody mulled wine,
Could'nt have been mulled rather then,
Left to curdle in the grey christmas heat,
The T.V's pulsating in the lounge,
Its christmas and yet Hark the herald angels,
Aren't sounding the eastenders theme is though,
The crackers and advent calenders,
Now just chocolate and other crap,
The pictures behind the doors,
Of rocket crackers and computer mangers,
There will be football on boxing day,
And mass for many will be at highbury,
Stamford bridge or the JJB stadium,
Great christmas for the lads infront of the lights,
And cameras not the organ and family,
And if silent night makes it all better,
Then why don't we just forget Jesus,
Sleep tight have a silent night,
Will echoe across the rooms from the box,
Is that what boxing day is about,
The network premiere of robbie the reindeer?
Perhaps.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 15, 2005


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