Archive for December, 2013

the holiday perspective

December 23, 2013

there’s a single bright star
in a dark winter sky
and the snow
seems aglow
to a youthful mind’s eye

where the memories live
of those holidays past
of those dreams
and those schemes
we so often outlast

those great aims of our youth
fed by immortal souls
whose fires
inspired
such magnificent goals

though we think them long gone
while we toil in strife
they remain
and sustain
our desire for life

part astronaut cowboy
part queen ballerina
forever
endeavors
in our full-grown arena

and celebrates for us
with an unbridled joy
at the sights
and the lights
at the trees and the toys

with that holiday gift
of renewal, a fresh start
a hunger
and younger
in perspective and heart

Santa got committed to the psych ward

December 20, 2013

Santa got committed to the psych ward
stopping by the courthouse Christmas eve
you can say psychology is science
but neither elves nor reindeer will believe

he was dropping off some presents
for those few who’d made his list
when some naughty lawyers spied him
there were stares, some nasty words, and then a fist

they accused him of such violence
they said Santa was insane
so the Judge appointed doctors
to examine old Kris Kringle and explain

Santa got committed to the psych ward
stopping by the courthouse Christmas eve
you can say psychology is science
but based on what occurred, I don’t believe

well the doctors did no testing
they just talked with him instead
they spent all of fifteen minutes
to conclude there’s something wrong inside his head

no one offers gifts for nothing
he’s dressed weird, he’s out too late
and the proof he’s really crazy
is he crossed that line between the church and state

Santa got committed to the psych ward
stopping by the courthouse Christmas eve
you can say psychology is science
but none with common sense would dare believe

so our Christmas has been cancelled
with old Santa now on meds
till some doctor reads the record
and discovers how he flew here in his sled

such a shame for all the children
so much lost and all because
we take fools and make them experts
in a field without regard for facts or laws

Santa got committed to the psych ward
stopping by the courthouse Christmas eve
you can say psychology is science
but if it is, it’s one used to deceive