from gloriana casey
Perhaps you feel a presence, thief,
so often you look back.
Well what did you expect you'd find
when porches you'd attack?
A ghost story for you is born
from your most thieving ways.
To steal Poinsettias from homes
will bring that ghostly haze.
Two Christmas ghosts are watching you
so please do knock this off.
These plants they have a sterling past
and surely you'll get caught.
Joel Roberts Poinsett,----American
will surely be inflamed.
The plant name, it does come from him
a man of varied fame.
This doctor, warrior, botanist
will soon be tracking near.
First Minister to Mexico,
and patriot sincere.
An angel too from Mexico
in 16th century.
advised a poor girl to pick weeds
for Jesus birth, you see.
On altar -----there's a miracle
as weeds to flower turned.
A bright red for the blood of Christ
so thief, is lesson learned?
No matter what you call this plant
Poinsettia--- for some,
or Flor de Noche Buena plant,
your stealing days are done.
This angel and the patriot ghost,
you've made them both uptight.
Unless you want some haunting then,
KNOCK off those thefts tonight!
Two ghosts, then add that FUTURE one
from Dickens famous tale.
So change your thieving flower ways-----
or spend Christmas in jail!