December 24th, 2012

Twas the Bloggers’ Night Before Christmas

[NOTE: This small poetic effort of mine has become somewhat of a holiday tradition. So here (with a few words changed for the sake of meter) it comes again—just like the holiday itself. Merry Christmas Eve!]


‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the ‘sphere
Bloggers were glad to see Christmas draw near.
Their laptops were turned off and all put away
The bloggers were swearing to take off the day.

Their children were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of extra time danced in their heads
With a father or mom not distracted by writing
No posts to compose, and no links to be citing.

But we all know that vows were just meant to be broken
And the vows of a blogger can be a mere token.
There’s always a chance that some sort of temptation
Will rise up to make them of fleeting duration.

For instance, there might be found under the tree
A sleek Mac; well, what better sight could there be?
And who could neglect it and wait the whole day?
It cries to be tried out, one just can’t delay.

Or maybe somewhere there’s a fast-breaking story
Important, and complex, and covered with glory.
It can’t be ignored, there’s really no choice,
So add to the din every blogger’s small voice.

And then there are some who may just like to rhyme
(I’m one who at times must confess to this crime),
And it’s been quite a while since Clement Clarke Moore
Wrote his opus (though authorship’s been claimed by Gore)—

So it seems about time it was newly updated
And here’s my attempt—aren’t you glad you all waited?
Forgive if it sounds a bit awkward to read.
In writing, I set a new record for speed.

I had to get under the wire and compose it
Before Christmas Day. Now it’s time that I close it.
But let me exclaim (or, rather, I’ll write)
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

11 Responses to “Twas the Bloggers’ Night Before Christmas”

  1. T Says:

    Best wishes to our hostess and to all the commentors here. Merry Christmas!

  2. John in Dublin Says:

    Thanks for another year of thought provoking and entertaining blog posts. You’re my daily read, even before Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit. BTW, you’ve pulled into a serious lead over at Gay Patriot for Grand Conservative Blogress Diva. I’ll keep voting every day.

    (And sorry, but I still think Jelly Belly is the best jelly bean around.)

  3. J.J. formerly Jimmy J. Says:

    To neo and all the gang here.

    Wishing for each of you good health; lots of things to do that you enjoy; plenty of time to do them; someone special to do them with; and above all, the spirit of Christmas all year long.

  4. James Says:

    merry christmas all!

  5. davisbr Says:

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  6. RandomThoughts Says:

    Merry Christmas, Neo, and to all who visit and comment here!

  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Merry Christmas, Neo, and to all, may God bless us everyone!

  8. nolanimrod Says:

    still 4 sugarplums!

  9. rickl Says:

    Merry Christmas, everybody.

  10. carl in atlanta Says:

    Merry Christmas y’all.

  11. Mac Says:

    Excellent verse! I happen to have been reading Ogden Nash recently, and this bears comparison.

    Merry Christmas to all!

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