Friday, December 24, 2010

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

by Meredith

‘Twas the night before Christmas Eve
and all through the building
many creatures were stirring
keeping Lydia from snoozing.

Although there were plenty of  presents under other trees
There were none yet from Lydia for her family.
On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, why hadn't she been shopping?
Why hadn’t she planned ahead instead of starting then stopping?

Instead she had frittered her December away
Working on a new case, a murderer to put away.
She hadn’t sent a card—not even one to a friend
Or decorated, or baked any cookies to send.

So tomorrow she’d scour every shop on the street
she wouldn't pause to rest or even to eat.
But finding the perfect gift for everyone on her list
might take a Christmas miracle or a strange plot twist.

But Lydia hoped by Christmas, that she and Santa Claus
would wish all the world (including those with paws)
a very Merry Christmas filled with love and peace
and no murders or vice (until book number three).

(with humble apologies to Clement Clark Moore and distinguished poets everywhere)

Merry Christmas!


Lois Winston said...

Meredith, kudos for being able to remaster the poem to fit the challenge instead of copping out like I did. Have a great Christmas!

Meredith Cole said...

Thanks for stopping by Lois! It was quite a challenge writing the poem (I can't remember the last time I had to write something that rhymed) -- but it was lots of fun.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Rebecca Cantrell said...

Fun post, Meredith! Merry Christmas Eve! And I hope that Lydia gets her wish!

Kelli Stanley said...

Wonderful post, Meredith, and wonderful sentiment!! Here's to Lydia getting her wish!! Merry Christmas!! :)

Michael Wiley said...

Merry Christmas, Meredith -- and Lydia!

Terry Stonecrop said...

Fun! Great job!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Reece said...

Merry Christmas, Meredith! Nice job (from someone who, like Lydia, also went down to the wire with Christmas shopping this year).

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

Fun take on a classic.

Merry Christmas!

Meredith Cole said...

Now that I'm back online I cam wish everyone a very happy holiday. Thanks for taking time away from your shopping/wrapping/festivities to say hello.