Poem: “Oh Christmas Tree!”

Oh Christmas Tree!

December 23rd has come
And all my Christmas
Shopping’s done.

All gifts are hidden,
Tucked away,
Until the morn of Christmas day.

When children wake,
Like souls confessed,
All light and bright, it’s Christmas Fest!

Oh Gloria!
We’ll sing and pray
And open gifts on that Feast Day.

Around the creche
We’ll praise adore,
And go to Mass and praise some more.

Then back to home
For Christmas brunch,
With our 10 kids it’s quite a bunch.

And if we make it
All that far…
The tree still standing with it’s star…

We’ll sigh a breath,
Relief and more…
For the tree hasn’t fallen on the living-room floor!

Hilary Flanery

Hilary McRee Flanery studied Theatre Arts in college at Webster University in St. Louis Missouri, USA. She has been in numerous theatre productions over the last 20 years but her real claims to fame have been "Opening Nights" in leading roles on delivery tables throughout the US Midwest where she has performed and produced ten children.

"Raising a large family and writing means that I set up strict priorities. I start each day with a prayer that has been in my family since God was a boy - 'Come Holy Ghost...give me the faith of your Saints, the courage of your martyrs, and the money and success of your athiests.'"

Hilary and her husband, Randy, have been hapily married for 30 years and are certifiably insane. They know this to be a fact since Randy is a Clinical Psychologist.

The Flanerys reside in St. Louis, Missouri with their 10 children, termites and a large bottle of wine. She blogs at www.hilaryflanery.blogspot.com.