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Tis the gift to be simple tis the gift to be free
Why is Yuletide such a buying spree?
Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be
Why does this Holiday demand a dead tree?

And when we find ourselves in the place just right
Why is the season rife with financial blight?
Twill be the valley of love and delight
Why at Christmas do so many families fight?

When true simplicity is gained
Why at New Year are we completely unconstrained?
To bow we shan’t be ashamed
Why do end up feeling emotionally drained?

To turn, turn will be our delight
Why during Winter solstice do we experience such fright
Till by turning we come round right
Why is that our efforts leave us so little light?

Stephanie Millican

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