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Posted: January 2nd. 2010 11:46:54 AM

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The Yule Gift (a true story, more or less)

by Sparrowgael

Age Group: Adult

In our Irish Catholic family

it was hard to be alone

with three boys, two girls and just one bath

in a two bedroom ranch style home.

It seems that all my siblings

came about the natural way:

mere physical manifestations

with nothing to do with the Fae.

Then one snowy Christmas Eve

I came and joined this crew;

by then the baby was almost six

and they had to start anew.

Try as I might I could never catch up

and the others began to leave home;

I questioned my parents, begged them to explain

why they’d waited to raise me alone.

Daddy said I was a nuisance

as I scrambled up onto his knee;

he said, you’re a big girl now

and it’s time that you learned

the marvelous story of ye.

He pointed a finger out ‘cross the yard

to a stump half pulled out of the earth

and said,

That’s where we found ye, that is the place

of your wonderful, unlikely birth.

Mother said Christmas is coming

with its baby all shiny and new;

so she sent we men out to start clearing

to make her a much better view.

But that oak tree out there in the corner,

he just wouldn’t give up the ghost

and of all the trees out in the dooryard

she wanted that oak tree gone most!

So we spent all that day before Christmas

from sunrise till quarter past three

sawing through wood t’was like iron

till we cut him down clean at the knee.

But the ground t’was nigh unto frozen

and though we pulled with all of our might,

the stump and the roots held on firmly

and it took us long into the night.

We were winching and tugging and pulling

till the full moon was high in the skies

when at last the beastie rolled over

and revealed it’s wondrous surprise.

For nestled down deep in the hollows

‘twixt the dirt and the stones and the roots,

gurgling and suckling it’s fingers

was the sweetest, if strangest, of fruits.

T’was pinkish and hairless and toothless

looking, for all the world, like a bug,

then it puckishly reached up it’s fingers

and gave me old whiskers a tug!

So I bundled it up in some sackcloth

and brought it in out of the cold

and just as the door closed behind us

the skies opened up and it snowed.

Then into a jar for safekeeping

we watched it to see what it’d be;

as it grew it changed into a baby

that grew till it changed into ye.

Mother said t’was Father Christmas

who left you there for us to find

but I’ve always known t’was the Fae Folk

who thoughtfully left you behind.

For they knew there’d be no more children

for Mother and I were too old

so they gave us a mischievous changeling,

a Yule gift more precious than gold.

(c) J. Lorian Young

Author's Notes: This was truly how my father explained my arrival not only to me, but to anyone who'd pull up a stool and listen.



Author's Location: Concord, New Hampshire
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