‘The Scruffy Christmas Angel’ by John Burr

‘The Scruffy Christmas Angel’

by John Burr

“There’s a scruffy looking Angel on the top of our Christmas tree,

She’s been up there this festive time since nineteen seventy three,

She’s got blue eyes, a grubby nose, and a lot of spiky, yellow hair,

And her gold foil covered paper wings, have been many times repaired,

Her halo and her trumpet’s gone, and her cotton robe is now a grimy white,

And held together down the back with paper clips: a very sorry sight,

She’s far too old and crumpled now, to stay an Angel harkening upon high,

So it’s time She was retired from atop our Christmas tree: with just a tiny lie,

And tell the grandkids that She’s gone to the Angels Care Home in the starry sky.”

A wonderful Christmas poem submitted by John Burr, you can read some of his previous work here.


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