Christ Must Be a Jolly Good Fellow, poetry by Amarachi Igbokwe at

Christ Must Be a Jolly Good Fellow

Christ mas be a jolly good fellow

(Christ Must Be a Jolly Good Fellow)

written by: Amarachi Igbokwe



“The first Noel”
Perches on my subconscious
like a patridge on a pear tree.
We gather round the Christmas tree,
Sharing warm smiles and green lights.
Silent night,
Yet the carol bells ring out bright,
It’s not a silent night.
Thump thump on the roof,
Ol’ Santa comes bearing gifts,
Five golden rings.

Ol’ Santa comes bearing gifts,
With jolly laughter and hearty sniffs.
Rudolph the reindeer, ever so cute,
Chortles and snorts with a “Hee-hoof-hoot!”
Eight maids are milkmaids in our fantasy.
What did the maids milk?

Through the frosted window, 4 calling birds sing,
A carol of snowy bliss,
As they herald the 3 kings of orient;
Santa, snowman, and red-nosed reindeer.
Here, yuletide is a kingdom
That grows mistletoes
and poinsettias making their way into hearts and around hearths.

And I’m sitted here,
Wondering where the patridge went to,
on the last day of Chrismas.

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