UPON CHRISTMAS DAY
By Josie Whitehead
Said the doll to the orange: 'It’s a bit of a shock
To have been on a sleigh and then put in a sock.'
Said the orange: 'You’re lucky. Think how I feel.
You’ll be loved by a child whilst I'll just be peel.'
From up on the tree came a very loud squeal.
Said the poor little fairy: 'Well think how I feel.
They’ve put me up here and I’m frightened of heights -
And it's terribly hot near to these little lights.'
From a brightly wrapped box a teddy bear said:
'Oh stop all your grumbling! Be happy instead.
Tomorrow is Christmas! There’ll be laughter and play -
And nobody grumbles upon Christmas Day!'
(Or do they?)
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