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The Song of The Last Robin Redbreast by luckyLlarregub

Snow white Christmas softly settling

on the far-off forest of fir trees

and the lonely song of the last robin

redbreast ...



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tweety twee ...

Listen my child!

You may hear the silent footfall

of the reindeer

and the gentle shake of bells

in the falling snow

when you drift to sleep.

On a snow-covered moonlit rooftop

in John O'Groats

the jolly red man is already stuck

in a chimney

with a sackful of mobile phones

with jingle-bell call tones

and a 12-speed bicycle

with a Brooks saddle


made in England.

Santa comes in answer to a million prayers


e-mails and faxes

sent to his cosy brandysnap log-fire house
conveniently situated


up there

in the icicled arctic circle.

Up there, even now, tireless overworked elves

with tiny wooden hammers

and fretsaws

are working away;

building wooden train sets

and pencil boxes

that nobody wants


Listen my child!

The last robin

is singing his final song.

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