Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Farm Five

it's christmas time at farm five.
ho ho ho.
it's state-controlled.

in the window,
a candle.
an egg.
behind the pane,
a touch of plague.

come to farm five, just down the lane.
the ostler is mad, the butler insane.

it's christmas time at farm five.
religion is dead.
obedience alive.

on the door,
a wreath.
a cross.
behind it, more
untimely loss.

come to farm five, for mandatory yule.
with last year's host's head
skewered on the newel.
_____

14 comments:

Lydia said...

I came bearing tidings, of sorts, only to find this quite suitable poem!

Here you go, Shay: WINGS, deal with it!

Lynn said...

A Christmas poem already. :)

Scarlet said...

Farm Five sounds charming in a Stephen King novel kind of way.

Brian Miller said...

state controlled and all about obedience...but the last hosts head leads me to wonder who runs the asylum

Daryl said...

Walking upstairs cant be pleasant

Hannah Stephenson said...

Mandatory, terrifying yule! I think you should make a holiday card of this...

ellen abbott said...

sounds like my kind of christmas.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wowzers, the head skewered on the newel is a festive touch! As always, the images you conjure up are amazing. Loved it. Now I must decorate my little room, hee hee.

Lolamouse said...

I can't wait to see what's wrapped in the gifts! Happy Thanksgiving!

Helen said...

For starters ... I want that red cape! We won't tell Sherry I have our tree up and decorated! hee hee

Mama Zen said...

I just love it when you start getting into the holiday spirit!

LL Cool Joe said...

Sure beats Enid Blyton's Famous Five!

hedgewitch said...

That's you, bringing the Christmas cheer. I think I grew up there--seems like it's a farm that could be a tenement if you blinked. And only you could turn that christmas jones into a communist plot.

myheartslovesongs said...

"when Black Friday comes" HA!

and a Merry Christmas to you ♥