Really Awful Rhyme about a Really Fantastic Xmas.




While the kid and grandkids were in Cape Town, this is one of the little projects I set for myself. Levelling the ground so as to put in a fairly large Portapool. It was successfully filled only hours before the return.

Some biddies get in tizzies

If you Merry Xmas say;

To take the ‘Christ’ from ‘Christmas’,

They maintain, is not the way.


But ‘X’ is representative

Of ‘Christ’ from ‘Chi’ in Greek

And has been for a thousand years

If they the truth should seek.


Greek was, in fact, the language

For New Testament, at first –

How sad, of all translations,

Modern English is the worst!


Another thing, to take out ‘X’

Would end up to give this loss –

The subtly-done reminder

Of the very Christian cross!


Consider this tradition:

On the usual Treasure Map,

How do they mark the treasure? –

You should think of that, mayhap!


If you do mathematics

And thus exercise the mind,

‘Tis ‘X’ that you so often

Need the value of to find.


And also do consider,

There is very clearly this:

An ‘X’ shows as a symbol

For a fondly loving kiss!


I wish a Merry Xmas,

Anyway, to everyone,

With joy and love and laughter,

Plus lots and lots of fun!


To those who don’t ‘do’ Xmas,

I have only this to say:

‘Well, take or leave it, matey –

I don’t “Happy Holiday” ! ’


Footnote:  I have tried, here, to have all X in one basket; and you will note how I also brought in the Easter X.

© Colonialist December 2014 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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25 Responses to Really Awful Rhyme about a Really Fantastic Xmas.

  1. Pingback: Happy Xmas and a Merry New Year! | Colonialist's Blog

  2. Ruth2Day says:

    Xtraordinary 🙂 hope you had a great Xmas


  3. Gobetween says:

    I hope the children enjoyed the portapool. When are you going to take a rest?


  4. footsy2 says:

    Felice Navidad dear Col.


  5. We think the awful rhyme was just purrfect, Col. Pawkisses for a Merry Christmas 🙂 ❤


  6. Amen to your thesis, and happy Christ or X Mas.


  7. misswhiplash says:

    you my love are such a delight
    You never fail to get it right
    The words you say about the cross
    without Christ we would all be lost
    So thank you for your Greetings, said whichever way
    I hope that you and family will have a GREAT CHRISTMAS day


  8. Merry Xmas to you and MBH. 🙂 Nice job with the portapool. Is that the Indian Ocean the other side of the fence?


  9. Leanne Cole says:

    Merry Xmas Colonialist, I hope you and your family have a great day.


  10. cobbies69 says:

    Merry Xmas and wish you a great new year. a fantastic one infact


  11. melouisef says:

    Merry xmas sir with good wishes for you and yours.


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