It’s time to start the meeting

     So let’s put our minds to work.

What nasty things can you suggest

     To make them go berserk?


By working hard together,

     They will surely not get peace.

Work hard today, enjoy yourselves

     And do not heed police!


Don’t give them time to think of God.

     Just occupy their time

And with a bit of prompting,

     They will carry out your crime.


Then later on, when they’re in court,

     And us they try to blame,

The magistrates will laugh at them

     And we won’t bear the shame.


Then tempt them all to borrow and

     To spend and spend and spend.

They won’t have time to be with God

     Or see a lonely friend.


So keep them well distracted.

     Let their radios blare loud.

It’s hard to hear the voice of God

     Through noise or in a crowd.


They mustn’t find the solitude

     To quietly think and pray.

They’ll find the non-essential things

     Will busy them each day.


Then when they think of Christmas

     Let them write it with an X,

For the thought that Jesus came for them

     Is rather too complex.


If you don’t want little devils

     To play nasty games with you,

There are many things that you can do

     And here are just a few.


First, put yourself in God’s care and

     Then let him lead the way.

Seek quietness and beauty

     Where it’s easier to pray.


If you turn to retail therapy

     Or things that jam your mind,

You might miss an inner happiness

     Of quite another kind.


Do your dreams depend on scratch cards,

      Or on other games of chance?

Then rid yourself of these things

     And with angels you will dance.


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This is a published poem, along with almost 400 others and chosen by teachers and children in schools in West Yorkshire.  I hope that your class will find lots of things to discuss after reading my poem.   Josie                          

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