It’s the Festering Season all over again:
A most joyous time for all women and men.
Passed a whole year has for old wounds to mend
And breed the good will that such healing attends.
But old wounds are good wounds and this time of year
Is perfect for festering with wine and with beer.
A thought may be thought but it’s best not unleashed
Unless thought right through, lest the tension’s increased.
Still, why spoil the fireworks of family and friends –
So skilfully opening those old wounds again?
So, sit back, enjoy this year’s floor-show and dinner.
Just stay on the sidelines and you’ll be a winner.
10 December 2016