To the New Year
Well I’ve lived through quite a lot of these
And all the Christians get it wrong
Twenty-one December if you please –
Don’t choose Jan One to start your song.
It makes good sense you ought to see
The year must finish on the shortest day
As usual the clericals – it seems to me -
get logic wonky in the wildest way.
Snow at Christmas in Jerusalem
Holly berries on the Canaan branches?
A star processing by an angel's hand –
Kings in the desert without packed lunches?.
So don’t ask religion's help - relax
They'll print the legend, not the facts.