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Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
And great cheer to all
Let's hurry up and get there
It's waiting at the mall!
We'll spend money, lots of money
That will put us in the hole
So not to forget someone
Not a living soul.
The kids all want bicycles
And computers by the tons
We wouldn't want to let them down,
Our daughters and our sons.
We want them to have everything
To grow up wanting more
Someday they'll have a credit card
And they can buy the store.
It all seems very tiring
To do all that buying and waiting
After all, they don't know
Why they are celebrating.
I wonder what would happen
If they stopped to think
What this holiday really is
Would they even blink?
If they knew that they were being pagan for a day
Would it change their minds at all, would it make them sway
From their prejudicial views
Of what they think of me and you?
Yule is the time to think again
What is here and what was then
To get to know our mother earth
Not just to spread around the mirth.
Sure, it's time to have some fun
But we don't need to give everyone
Lot's of presents that were bought
Just little things that took some thought.
Please don't think I mean to down
How you celebrate in your town.
It just means a lot to me
It took some time for me to see
What this life is all about.
It's not about money without a doubt.
Do something good for someone dear,
Not just at Yule, but all the year.
Thank you Goddess for today
And your blessing every way.
I bid you peace, my friends and foes
I offer advice as one who knows.
I think I've said all I should say
I'll tell you more some other day.
For now I'll leave you to your flight...
Bright Blessings to All
And to All a Goodnight!!
Blessed Be & Merry Part!
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