December 24th, 2013

‘Twas the Blogger’s Night Before Christmas


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


‘Twas the night before Christmas, when 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 possibly leading to 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!

13 Responses to “‘Twas the Blogger’s Night Before Christmas”

  1. T Says:

    With my best wishes to our hostess and all my colleague commenters old and new.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. parker Says:

    Thank you for your (successful) efforts to keep a little space of sanity in the new world order. I read your blog almost daily and I am never disappointed. You provide interesting, well written articles on the political and social topics of the day; you offer us gifts of humor, music, dance, and all the other information that you seem to tirelessly produce in great abundance. In return for your generous efforts I just sent you a small donation via paypal.

    Merry Christmas and good cheer to you and yours and to all those who read, comment, and lurk at neo-neocon. And now a bit of humor from Bob Hope:

  3. Ron Says:

    Thanks Parker. That’s a keeper!

  4. Ron Says:

    Wishing everyone a safe holiday and Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

  5. kit Says:

    Wonderful, clever poem for Christmas!
    Thank you, Neo, for being such a gracious host and for letting us all gather by your hearth. It is a warm and comfortable place.

    Love to all.
    God bless us, everyone.

  6. expat Says:

    I can’t add anything to the sentiments expressed here, but I sure can give them a thumbs up. Merry Christmas:

  7. carl in atlanta Says:

    Keep up the good work, Neo.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  8. Michael Says:

    Very cute…thank you
    Merry Christmas

  9. KLSmith Says:

    Merry Christmas to all and to all a good-night.

  10. Ymarsakar Says:

    Merry Christmas, mina-san.

  11. rickl Says:

    Merry Christmas.

  12. NeoConScum Says:

    Merry, Merry Christmas, N-Neo!!

    Thank You for ALL you do here, LI and PJM. Solid, Sane, Steady, Insightful and always thought provoking and challenging.

    Happy, Healthy, Productive, Prosperous 2014!!

  13. Alessandra Reis Says:

    It’s very good, thank’s, Merry Christmas

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