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by Jenny Moxham

Not everyone loves Christmas
That festive time of year,
That time we're told is all about
Goodwill and love and cheer.
That time when Christians celebrate
The Prince of Peace's birth,
And everyone is singing 'bout
The joy and peace on Earth.

The turkeys and the piglets
Don't love this time of cheer,
For them it is the cruelest and
Most brutal time of year,
A time when they are mercilessly
Massacred for meat,
So Christian folk can serve them up
For festive fare to eat.

So why is it that Christians
Have somehow failed to see,
That killing other beings
For their Christmas lunch or tea,
Is simply not in keeping
With this season of goodwill,
At Christmas time, a time of peace,
We clearly should not kill.


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