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Will What You Will

(2022)

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It is the last day

Of the Christmas season

Marred last year

By crimes

Twelve drummers drumming

In a drumhead court

For some

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The rest of us take down

Our trees and lights

Burn the skeletons of trees

In the town square

At least that happened

In my town

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We sang the last of carols

For a while

The nation need remember

That some gatherings are good

Some spectacles

Modest with intent

And execution

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Grant us wisdom, Lord,

The meaning of the season

As is said

Not so much sectarian

As loving in and from

The hearts and minds

We have

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C L Couch

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