by Bob Sparrow, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, author of The Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before posting and I had not a clue,
Should I write more of Christmas or the year that is new?
My head’s filled with carols that are driving me crazy
My shopping’s not done and my blog thoughts are hazy.
No travel this month or adventures been on
And I’m wondering if the creative juices are gone.
Could it be all the food and the drink I’ve consumed
That’s dulled all my senses? This week’s blog is doomed!
Then a Grinchy idea popped into my head,
Instead of some prose, I’ll do rhyming instead.
This will be cinchy was my first lazy thought
I started to write; and discovered it was not!
I remembered back when our subscriptions were low
When we tried to rhyme news that most readers don’t know.
So I still didn’t have any subject to write,
No people or places to shine a bright light.
Suzanne wrote last week of our holiday caper
And I stooped to hawking some Trump toilet paper.
What I now look to ponder is the day Christ was born
And the glee of a child on a bright Christmas morn.
And looking to others to help where we can,
To enjoy peace on earth and good will towards all men.
Of families that gather by a warm Christmas fire
And pray that our leaders will lead and inspire.
To thank all who serve, those brave women and men
Whose Christmas with family they’ll miss once again.
To share Christmas joy in the time that you spend,
For nothing replaces our family and friends
So to briefly conclude what I wanted to write,
Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.
From our families to yours, Merry Christmas
and a Healthy & Happy New Year!