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Crowson: The Grump

Richard Crowson



Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot…

But Grump, who lived up in his tower, did not!

Grump hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!

‘Cause it wasn’t about him – I think that’s the reason.

Yes, I think what caused him to be such a Scrooge

May have been that his ego was two sizes too “yuge.”

Then he got an idea! An awful idea!

He said, “I’ll give Christmas a kick in the reah!

I’ll cut tax for the wealthy, I’ll cut funds for the poor!

I’ll spread fear through the land then I’ll spread even more,

I’ll threaten public ed, Medicaid, Medicare

And Social Security, then I’ll declare

Climate change is a hoax! I’ll put coal in their stockings

and coal in their air!

I’ll mock the disabled, laugh at Tiny Tim’s feet!

The whole world will bow down to me when I tweet!

I’ll stop all this seasonal joy around here

Eat a Tic Tac then grab Christmas by the reindeer!”


But the Whos down in Whoville, they never stopped singing.

Grump’s threats could never stop their bells from ringing!

Christmas came just the same! That’s what Christmas is for!

When the future looks dark we need light even more!

Richard Crowson is not only a editorial commentator for KMUW. He's also a cartoonist, an artist and a banjo player.