It's three days before Christmas and all through my house,
Not a thing can be found - not even the mouse!
There are chocolates and bonbons, three bottles of wine;
Ice cream for the kids, of which there are nine.
My feet are a-hurtin', my bank account's bust;
And outside there is rain, but not enough to lay dust.
I've cooked two turkeys, with cranberry sauce.
'Cos some folks I know can eat a very large horse!
I've posted the cards, stood in queues all day long.
Bought all of my presents, hope none of em's wrong!
This happens each year, of that there's no doubt.
What would happen, I wonder, if we all went without?
For there are people aplenty with no friends or home
Who spend all their days mostly alone.
There are the sick and the poor, the good and the bad.
Who never have Christmas, isn't that sad?
So while we are laughing and having such fun,
Let's remember these sad ones whom most people shun.
They are children of Christ, as are we all.
They, too, deserve something, no matter how small.
A friendly smile, a touch of the hand,
Is that so hard in this fortunate land?
I wish you all happiness and most of all love,
In the name of Jesus, who was sent from above.