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All I want for Christmas

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 “What do you want for Christmas?”
I’m often asked these days.
“There must be something that you’d like,
So now’s your chance to say.”

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 And when I hear this question,
I give a shrug and sigh.
Allow myself a pregnant pause,
And then at length reply:

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 “I don’t want any aftershave.
I don’t need any socks.
No underpants, exotic plants,
Or sticks of Blackpool Rock.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I wouldn’t like a flowery shirt,
No tie or silk cravat.
No boxing gloves, no training shoes,
No Cricket Whites or bat.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 My home’s chock-full of paperbacks,
And hardbacks come to that.
I’ve no desire for knives and forks,
For tablecloths or mats.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 I’ve no use for computer games.
I’m well-stocked with CDs.
I sure don’t want no mobile phone,
iPod or DVDs.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 I rarely carry handkerchiefs.
I never have worn slippers.
I’ve got three pairs of swimming trunks,
Plus snorkel, goggles, flippers.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 I own a nice, posh fountain pen.
I’ve black, blue, green, red ink.
I don’t need no more whisky.
I’ve still plenty left to drink.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 I don’t want any bath salts.
No talc, no soap, shampoo.
I don’t require a calendar
To pin up in my loo.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 So don’t go getting me such gifts.
I’ll just throw them away.
‘Cos all I want for Christmas
Is three points on Derby Day!”

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 8/12/05
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

The Merseyside Derby, Everton versus Liverpool will take place on Wednesday 28th December.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/all-i-want-for-christmas/