It had to happen sooner or later, so it might well be at Christmas when goodwill to fellow man and blogger is supposedly at its highest.
SCHLOCKY POEM AHEAD
This would be a good time to eject if you hate cheese, schlock or have inadverantly landed here only for mental stimulation.
‘Twas the day of Christmas And all through the house All creatures were stirring Even the spouse The tree was adorned And the presents destined to fate For the family members knew That unwrapping must wait For Christmas is about people And they would come first A feast to celebrate More than one birth Yes it’s true that Jesus was born On this very day But as luck would have it So too was the spouse, it’s always been that way A birthday cake and card Must also be had Happy birthday sung Because he is dad (and can perfom a miracle or two when pressed) It is a day to come together And celebrate what matters A day for laughter And cross-generational chatter And after lunch With stomachs replete The teens distribute the presents With much stomping of feet A whole lot of ripping Of paper ensues What’s that odd looking moving gift? We all haven’t a clue It seems at the moment That my idea is not so jolly Of choosing that Adam and Eve mug For old Aunt Molly It’s a little bit naughty But could cause some grief When the hot water dissolves Good ole’ Adam’s fig leaf Company for Christmas To make someone’s day seem more brightThe food’s a cooking And all is in place For the family to descend And leave more than a trace So far so good The situation’s not overly curly For my mother in law Has not turned up too early She usually comes Two hours before The critical path time It’s part of our familty folklore So, I’m thankful For small mercies And look forward to the repast The time is almost here, it’s coming up fast So nothing is left Other than to say I wish you all a Merry Christmas [And Happy Birthday, if it’s relevant to you] And peace and sanity for the day! Addendum The curtain will be raised Even more tonight When I blog at
16 thoughts on “A Schlocky Rhyming Christmas”
Aren’t you the clever one to catch so much in so few words. I feel like I’ve been introduced tonight. Happy whatever you like to call this season. You’re a pro at this. Thank you for sharing.
You think I’m a pro at this? Thank you Tess, I do sort of enjoy it.
Happy whatever you call this season also and may whatever you call the start of next year be merry 🙂
Quite humorous. You may be pleased to know I am watching “Australia” tonight on Christmas Eve. It is the one night every one turns in early. In lieu of another Christmas movie, this one struck my fancy. So, have a great Christmas downunder. Take care, BTG
I love “Australia”. I lot of Aussies didn’t as it held a lot of promise and then came out slightly cliched and stereotypical. But, that’s OK by me, I’m willing to overlook just about anything for a 2 minute glimpse of Hugh Jackman’s chest :). Merry Christmas BTG, hope your day is full of joy and connection.
Judy, my wife would concur with your Hugh glimpse. The movie wasn’t ‘Breaker Morant” one of my favorite Aussie (and any type of) movies, but it was still good. Have a great new year. G’Day, BTG
Well done! I must say this quietly, though, as my mother-in-law is sitting next to me. Shhhhhhhhhhh!
OK, I’ll be as quiet as I can. I dig my mother in law, she just always turns up early just when I’m reaching the crescendo of my culinary activities. I’m good at multi-tasking, but not THAT good!
It is a day to come together
And celebrate what matters
A day for laughter
And cross-generational chatter
My favorite verse. Very, very clever…I loved it! Go make some people happy at C4C and Merry Christmas!
Your poetry is really very good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, getting a good laugh at the prospect of Adam’s fig leaf dissolving for Old Aunt Molly! Lol 🙂 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, and Happy Birthday to your spouse, who hopefully isn’t feeling overshadowed, because the birth of Jesus Christ is a tough act to follow! Lol
Great poem – sums it up nicely 🙂 Sanity? Um none here 😉
None here either ;). You were an island of calm in a sea of insanity on Christmas Day night – thanks for your company, Rambly.
Your are welcome I’m glad we ‘virtually’ met – such a nice thing to say thank you *hugs* 🙂
sounds delightful! Merry Christmas, delayed, just not getting caught up on blogs, still watching our precious grandson enjoy his first Christmas holiday. Have a very Happy New Year! DAF
You captured the spirit of Christmas splendidly. It is indeed about people and family. Seasons greetings to you and yours and may 2013 be everything you wish it to be.
Thanks GOF, happy new year to you. Hope you’re stating cool and hydrated and your water pumps are working their magic. Loved your post about eating the wildlife on the coat of arms. Have you really eaten emu before?
No, never emu….I suspect it might taste a little like scrub turkey…ie like old boots. 🙂