. We Are in for Another Covid Christmas! We are in for another Covid Christmas: __Lockdown tales of woe. ____Now forbidden to fly his sled __Santa is drenched in dread And Rudolph’s rosy nose has lost its glow. We are in for another Covid Christmas: __Fear is here again ____Cloaked in Omicron’s cunning blight __Stoking fresh sparks of fright, All making quaking, shell-shocked elves insane. We are in for another Covid Christmas: __Not one jingle bell. ____Not a hoof on the roof surprise. __No wink in the twinkling skies. No eyes that gleam with dreams in Noel’s spell. We are in for another Covid Christmas: __Fooled and ruled once more ____By the chiefs with their cheerless song. __How long will this dirge go on--- Till Yuletide’s corpse lies rotting on the floor? We are in for another Covid Christmas: __Will we stand our ground? ____Will we unlock our door for kin __Let giving and loving in Or be forever gagged and jabbed and bound? . . Susan Jarvis Bryant is from Kent, England. She is now an American citizen living on the coastal plains of Texas. Susan has poetry published in the UK webzine, Lighten Up On Line, The Daily Mail, and Openings (anthologies of poems by Open University Poets).