Improv on … The Grinch

Holly

Sometimes I just need to offer you something silly!

Improv on Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch who Stole Christmas

The grinch on the inside of who you and who me
who shrinks from the carols and ducks under the tree …

The grinch who fears weight gain and avoids every store,
with chestnut-roast muzak and wreaths on the door …

The grinch who dreads greedies and commercials for toys,
and deplores the way sadness is wrapped in fake joy …

This grinch has a heart that is just the right size,
but it hurts so at Christmas that it is no surprise …

That with all of the darkness, the hurry, the haste,
with all of the “must-do’s,” the parties and waste …

The grinch on the inside of you-grouch and me-beast,
the grinch who hates candlelight service and feast …

The grinch who is lonely, and feels like a stranger,
the grinch who’s disgusted when I rhyme with “manger” …

Finds that all of the stories of this Christmas season,
the Scrooges and Nutcrackers point to one reason.

It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Fred Claus,
and the Polar Express are all written because —

There’s a mystery here, there’s a wonder, a glow,
that comes not from a package or starlight on snow …

That is not about family with its comfort or grief,
and is not about having some perfect belief …

It’s all about God, who won’t come the right way.
who jumps out of the church, as well as the sleigh …

God who needs diapers but takes myrrh in a pinch —
this God who sends babies is in love … with each Grinch.

Union Church in Madbury, UCC, Madbury NH ... home

Union Church in Madbury, UCC, Madbury NH … home

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4 Responses to Improv on … The Grinch

  1. Beverly Ogren says:

    One word. FABULOUS! Gifts

  2. Liz says:

    Fabulous! Thank you !

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