Oh Crismas Tree

Oh Crismas Tree December 29, 2015

Editors Note: Frequent blogger Mason Lane is philosophical, funny and — who knew — he’s a poet too!


Oh Little Crismas Tree”   By Mason Lane


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This is our little Crismas tree

With the lights and presents beneath

It sets up in just two minutes

And saves us tons of grief

We’re perplexed, is it Mythmas, Reason’s Greetings, Stressmass,

Heathen’s Greetings, or Winter Solstice Day?

So we skip the cards to friends and family

While the countdown ticks away


A season of old St. Nick and reindeer

Candy canes and god forbid

That teenage girl in the manger hay

Giving birth to some player’s kid

It’s crazy it’s hectic and shoppers are weary


And traffic’s the worst of the year

And if parents don’t run up their Visa cards

The merchants panic in fear

But the power of myth flexes its biceps

And the holiday madness is here

So we thank our little Crismas tree

We see her just once a year


Bio: Clergy Project member Mason Lane was born Dean Aughinbaugh and changed his name for the music business, from which he’s retired.  He was general manager of WHME-FM Radio (Christian programming) and pastor of Christian Faith Church in South Bend, Ind., then dean of students and soccer coach at DeVry University in Phoenix.  Justifiable Homicide is the story of his journey to atheism.  Google “reverbnation” and “mason lane” to sample his music online.


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