Best Wishes from the Family Flynn

Germany - Dormagen

CHRISTMAS WISHES

Christmas is the time of year
to wish all people health and cheer.
You’d think it would be rather queer
if we didn’t do it.

But we don’t simply want to say
HAVE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS DAY.
“That’s not enough,” we said. This time.
we’ll say JOI NOËL in rhyme.

That isn’t easy! You may know
a range of words which rhyme with snow
but tell me one or two or ten
which rhyme with
“FROHE WEIHNACHTEN”

NOLLAIG SONA DHIABH GO LEIR
Atha Cliath, Dublin fair,
M’áthair, mháthair, clainn go loir,
Is grá liom dhiabh, chairde a stóir.

Ireland, Suisse and Germany
have been greeted, as you see.
Canucks, Brits and even Yanks
can savvy English.
Gott sei dank.

But lots of friends and family
live in Uganda and you see
TUBAGALIZA SEKUKULU ENUNGI
is what will cause their grins of glee.

Well, thanks for greetings, cards and wishes.
We wish you strength while washing dishes
and cleaning up when friends are gone
and you’re left with the work alone.

That’s when a verse of song
or poem
can lift your heart and stop
a groan
and raise a smile or cause
a blush.
And that’s when you should think of us.

‘Cos though we may not meet this year
you’re in our hearts,
never fear.
So go off now and stuff your chin.
Best wishes from the
Family Flynn.

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