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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 7. 30th May, 1957

A Christmas Island Carol

A Christmas Island Carol

A way in a manger, no crib for a bed,
(Four-engined bombers are waking the dead)
Jesus is sleeping where cattle should lie—
(Soon they'll be over, so quickly they fly).

Joseph and Mary, finger to mouth
(Is that a rumble away to the south?)
Hark to the singing of peace upon earth—
(We shall have fireworks to light for His birth).

Remember your gifts for the Child on His throne,
(Deposits of Strontium, deep in the bone);
Follow the star, come to Bethlehem hem town—
(Winds of the stratosphere, carry them down).

Remember the day which the prophet foretold,
(The day of the children who never grow old).
For Christmas commemorates Innocents' Day—
The birth of a Saviour, a signal to slay.

[unclear: Christoper] Driver in "The British Weekly."