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A few years ago, I tried my hand at writing some holiday poetry for readers--an amusing version of "'Twas The Night Before Christmas," and now it's become a tradition at the book clubs.
Okay, I admit it's a bit hokey, but it's really kind of a catchy little number once you start reading it. There's a syncopated beat throughout, and if you throw in a little sing-song rhythm, you'll be smiling by the end.
"'Twas The Night Before Christmas at the Book Clubs"
'Twas the night before Christmas and in every house
all good book club readers were clicking their mouse.
They'd hung all their stockings, decorated their trees
And now it was time to sit down and see
What their email had brought them on this Christmas Eve.
A five-minute break to read a good book
Was just what they needed, but oh my--look...
When they opened their email, no read could be found.
"Oh no, we're afraid Suzanne went out of town.
Could she have forgotten to send us our read?
How could she do this in our time of need?"
The readers all panicked, they shivered in fright,
They pined for their emails and settled in for the night.
"Could we have misplaced them? Did we hit the wrong key?
Did it go in our deleted files?" Oh such misery.
And then in a flash, with a stroke of a key,
One by one, they discovered their Christmas Eve reads.
Their eyes how they twinkled, they laughed and they smiled
And they settled into their chairs to read for awhile.
Their hearts were delighted, they felt just like kids,
But it's still such a mystery where that email had hid.
Was it there all the time and they just didn't see?
Or did Santa step in and do a good deed?
Good boys and girls are on Santa's list
And good book club readers he vows never to miss.
It's been a long night, time to climb into bed,
So they shut down their computers and laid down their heads.
But in the quiet of night, before things came to an end,
They heard, "Thanks for reading with me, It's so good to read with friends."
Happy Holidays. I wish you peace and joy.