But cast a glance, just take your time,
And see if you can find
Which child and mother are the ones
Which creep into my mind.
They fled to countries far away
For refuge and protection.
Sought sympathetic ears to hear;
Sought charity, regardless of complexion.
And now I’ll give up using Common Metre [a poetic metre consisting of four lines alternating between iambic tetrameter (four metrical feet per line), followed by iambic trimeter (three metrical feet per line)] in A B C B verse pattern, which is the usual verse form of Christmas Greetings Cards.
And why? Because I want to.
Please forgive me, all at Hallmark!