Christmas Orphanage (with soundcloud audio)

Christmas Orphanage

Christmas Orphanage

Pasty faces looking out
pressed against greasy panes
windows out of their world
darkened sad sunken eyes
glimpsing a world denied.

Falls of snow bring the cold
shivering from this frigidity
that lingers in the coldness
of their desperate unloved lives
spirits broken by the coldness of others.

Orphaned, deprived of real love
a spark of a smile curls on broken lips
as they see children of freedom
wrapped in warm clothes
sledging and playing
in the fresh fallen snow.

Christmas Day brings a wishful flicker
the children’s hopes of a special meal
provided and served by their fat benefactors
dressed in warm colourful garments
such a contrast to their greyed existence.

A meal, a little better than usual
gratefully received with a present of fruit
an orange, slightly fresher than the odours
of a dining room of starved children
whose bellies were fuller than normal
on the day that happens once a year.

© Carol Robson 2012

Fuck Being Austere (with soundcloud audio to the tune So This Is Christmas)

Time of the year to share this one again.

Fuck Being Austere (with soundcloud audio to the tune of So This Is Christmas)

Fuck Being Austere
To The Tune; So This Is Christmas

I know this is Christmas
but I don’t understand,
this feeling inside me
of things being planned.

Scrooges of Christmas future
old Cameron and his clan,
they sadden me deeply
with their devious plan.

They bring Christmas greetings
of joy and goodwill,
but not for the working class
forced to swallow a bitter pill.

A time of year for children
pressies from the Santa man,
family festivities and your parties
make the most of it while you can.

ConDem scrooges are hard at work
cutting Jobs and pensions too,
hurting old people and the vulnerable,
they’re just trying to screw you.

And so Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year,
look out for each other
and Fuck being Austere.

© Carol Robson 2011