North London Nativity, a poem by Sarra Culleno at Spillwords.com
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North London Nativity

North London Nativity

written by: Sarra Culleno

@sarra1978

 

Year 2 file into the assembly hall,
for parents, arrange the order they stand.
In dreidel graphics, white and blue. Or all
gold jewellery, bindis and henna hands.

Or Angels in white with tinsel halos.
Or vivid, embroidered, lace Baju Kurungs.
Like Slade, “Khag Ha Molad!” the class bellows.
Wham’s best “Pichale Krisamas” is sung.

King Rama lights the eight night menorah.
Nakasura follows star to manger.
Macabees light clay lamps for Ravana.
“Feed the World” sang to end world hunger

and Iftar turkey with all the trimmings
gifted to Our Lord’s humble beginnings

Sarra Culleno

Sarra Culleno

Sarra Culleno is a British BAME poet, mother and English teacher who performs her writing at events across the UK. She writes about children’s rights, motherhood, identity, gender, age, technology, the environment, politics, modern monogamy and education. Sarra is widely published. She has written fiction and poetry for publication, performance, print, audiodramas, podcasts and radio. Sarra was longlisted for the Cinnamon Press Pamphlet Prize, for Nightingale and Sparrow’s Full Collections 2020, and nominated for Best of the Net 2020 by iambapoet. Sarra co-hosts Write Out Loud at Waterside Arts, and performs as guest and featured poet at numerous literary festivals.
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