Wow! Christmas is almost here! Amazing how time flies. Out here on the prairie we had a little early snow that melted off and other than the date on the calendar you would be hard pressed to prove it is late December. We have short green grass, something we lacked all summer and much of last spring. Tho’ we have had some cooler weather, all in all it has been real nice. Sure is a great time for a drought and a heat wave. And I just saw one prediction today saying it should stay like this until the end of the month. I will take it.
We have been to one Christmas concert with a grandchild with a couple more coming up. I get real tired of the commercialization of this season so am usually pretty bah humbug until Christmas Eve at least. But seeing all those cute little kids all dressed up and playing their instruments and singing Christmas songs got my Christmas spirit fired up.
Most years I write a Christmas poem and after about so many years it is hard to come up with anything original. A buddy who does similar sent his the other day and after reading it, I got inspired. So here is this years.
It’s that time again
When I write my Christmas poem
Usually I write about a guy
Who lives not far from Nome
I had started this dang thing
At least a couple of times
But I always seemed to quit
When I couldn’t make good rhymes
Or the subject matter ran away
Got twisted and perverse
I just couldn’t share such balderdash
In a simple rhyme and verse
And just how many different ways
Are there to send the seasons greeting
And as busy as most people are
My greeting seems kind of fleeting
And so this year I’ve devised a plan
That should really raise a cheer
I ain’t writing a Christmas poem at all
But one about Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!