Christmas Comes But...

Written by Jean Roberts


Ho! Ho! Ho!

It must be

Christmas time again

as colourful lights


across high streets

like spiders webs.



of decorated

Christmas trees spring up

in unlikely places.

Shop windows entice

with neatly wrapped boxes

of promises.

Pop-up shops appear overnight

offering a bumper

box of Christmas cheer

for just one pound.

Banks assure us

of the best

Christmas ever

with their favourable terms

that take us a lifetime

and a day

to pay for it.


Yes it’s Christmas time again!


It’s only August!!