He was a fine upstanding citizen

Who would never dream of sharing

Or helping his fellow man

Yet from his lofty position

Of high self righteousness

Personal avarice

Was cruel to others

And forgot

The reason for the season

“Bah!” said Scrooge, “Humbug!”


There were the spirits

Heavenly dwellers

Who lived to show Christmas

Smiling, scary, bringing cheer

But at the same time warning scrooge

About caring for his fellows

Looking after others

Showing a merry Christmas

 “Is that so, Spirit?” said Scrooge.


So at this Christmas time

Try to be not like old scrooge

Who wanted to boil his fellow man

In their own Christmas pudding,

Or you could be visited

By the spirit’s of Christmas

To guide you onto the path

Of the seasons reason

Instead join with in with festive cheer and say,

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”


Written for Poets United – Wonder Wednesday – 12

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2 Responses to Scrooge

  1. Ella says:

    You so followed Dickens’ path leading us through the past, present and future wisdom!
    well done ;D

  2. Mary says:

    Definitely a good message…Not a good thing to be a scrooge at Christmas time or any other season of the year!

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