Merry Christmas to all…

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Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the house 

Not a creature was stirring

Not even a mouse.

 

See, the money was tight

And hunger was a threat 

Considering the burden

That was Jamaica’s debt.

 

The sorrel soaked in wine

All throughout the year – 

It’s all some will be having

To drown out all their cares.

 

Forget the roast turkey

And ham with all the trimmings.

It’s Christmas on a budget

As we do compulsory “slimming”.

 

But the thing about Jamaica is

We never break under pressure.

This Christmas may be harsh

But we will always find the pleasure…

 

In sharing food and laughter

With loved ones so very dear.

We halt our troubles for a little while

And spread some Christmas cheer.

 

And yes, even though reality will set in again, 

And we’ll go back to lamenting our plight,

For now it’s “Merry Christmas to all…

And to all a good night.”

 

– @MizDurie, @THINKJamaica