Sunday, December 25, 2011

What I Don't Have for Christmas


I don't have a lot
in a Christmas regard

I don't have Photoshop skills
to craft you a card

I don't have a Christmas tree
just a branch strewn with lights

I don't have gingerbread cookies
or any delights

I don't have a stocking
or a fireplace flue

I don't have Elvis
or his Christmases Blue

I don't have an iPod
with seasonal tunes

I don't have pretty strings
at the end of balloons

I don't have a sleigh
but then neither do you

I don't have my health
I've come down with the flu

I don't have a list
of things from a store

I don't have a wreath
hanging up on my door

I don't have a picture
to put in a frame

I don't have a book
to inscribe with your name

I don't have my friends
who are far and not near

I don't have my family
to share in the cheer

I don't have a dime
to purchase gift wrap

I don't have the time
for the superfluous crap

I don't have a prayer
Jesus Christ, imagine that

I don't have gay apparel
no fur trimmed red hat

I don't have a manger
it's in a faraway box

I don't have a turkey
just bagels and lox

I don't have frankincense,
whatever that is

I don't have a trinket
for dear old Aunt Liz

I don't have gold or myrrh
and I only know what one of those are

I don't have plum pudding
my treat's a Mars bar

I don't have snow
for a ball or a fort

I don't have the presence
for a witty retort

I don't even have ice
except in a glass

I don't have a rhyme
that wouldn't sound crass

I don't have three ghosts
not even booze for a toast

I don't have a ham
in the oven to roast

I don't have mistletoe
to wish you a kiss

I don't have much
that I'd ever miss

I don't have holly or ivy
or anything green

I don't have ill wishes
to say anything mean

I don't have the warmth
of the tropical sun

I don't have the strength
of God's only son

I don't have...
...much of anything

But I do have a heart
and it belongs to you.

Merry Christmas my love
You are all that I need
on this Christmas Day!


— Mark Butkus