The afternoon nap foregone
for grans and grandads and my mum
heaven knows what I’d have done
if it wasn’t for nativity.
If I’m supposed to be a sheep
missing my post midday sleep
I’ll be the best sheep I could be
and welcome the nativity.
There’ll be no dry eyes watching me
and my school pals’ delivery
we’ll give this spectacle for free
our annual nativity.
And those who watch with laughing eyes
however able, however wise
will see right through this small disguise
thankful for nativity.
For as the years drip from the tree
it’s not shopping makes it Christmassy
but joining inspirationally
this special nativity.