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Here & Now #85: A Christmas carol

Image S Sorrensen

Image S Sorrensen

A time of love

S Sorrensen

Christmas is a time of love,
And love is all we need,
And perhaps some extra money,
To buy a Christmas tree.

Christmas is a time of love,
Of stress and short-term loans,
The kids need to see my love,
On the latest Apple phone.

Christmas is a time of love,
A time of domestic bliss,
When all the little kiddies,
Watch their parents hit the piss.

Christmas is a time of love,
Spend, spend, spend,
Buy crap from a corporation,
To increase its dividend.

Christmas is a time of love,
A time to relax,
Especially for polluters,
Without that pesky carbon tax.

Christmas is a time of love,
In the detention centre,
For children on Manus Island,
It’s prison guards, not Santa.

Christmas is a time of love,
I love this sunburnt nation,
I love her toxic gas fields,
And her ocean’s carbonation.

Christmas is a time of love,
A time of cheer, not grief,
So cheers to beer and barbie, mate,
And destruction of the Reef.

Christmas is a time of love,
Forget the ominous warning,
Because science is a commie plot,
Just like global warming.

Christmas is a time of love,
Of Australians proud and rugged,
Of privileged people, white and rich,
(Pensioners be buggered.)

Christmas is a time of love,
Celebrate the Australian tale,
The invaders are in government,
And the First People are in jail.

Christmas is a time of love,
Of Hockey’s latest pitch:
A debt for every student
But a tax break for the rich

Christmas is…

Actually,

Christmas is a shitty time,
And a drink is what I need,
And perhaps some extra money,
to buy some Christmas weed.

 

 


2 responses to “Here & Now #85: A Christmas carol”

  1. Joy says:

    Love it. Happy Christmas S.
    Keep up the good work. Joy

  2. Mullum Rush says:

    Christmas is a time for love
    Abbott,s and Bishop,s chatter
    Be alert – Carry on with your Christmas plans
    Sweeping dawn raids won,t matter

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