“The Fourth Wise Man” by Dermot Dorgan

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“Three Wise Men came to Bethlehem following a star,

Their names we’re told were Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar.

One brought a gift of frankincense, the others myrrh and gold,

They came to greet the newborn king, the Gospel story told.

They gave their gifts to Jesus in the manger where he lay

His mother offered coffee, but they said they couldn’t stay.

They got back on their camels, near the stable they’d been tied,

And as they headed off back east, Mary softly sighed:

“I really don’t need perfume – though myrrh of course is tops,

And gold is always useful, but we’re nowhere near the shops,

And frankincense is lovely – but a stable’s not the place.

I hope they’re not the wisest men in all the human race!

“It was very good of them to come from such a far-off land,

After all that time on camels, it’s…

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