Twas the Night Before Christmas 2009

Twas the night before Christmas as we pedaled along
The wind and the rain were frightfully strong
The wind was no problem for it was blowing due east
It help us to cruise at 18 mph at least
The rain however was not quite as nice
Despite the warm weather the drops felt like ice
The trip to this point has been almost a breeze
We earn every mile but stop when we please
We take in the sights for to me it's all new
I walk on the beaches and take in the views
But now the sky grows darker and threatened still more
We see an oasis just down the shore
The casinos of Biloxi with their neon light
Might be our savior on this dreary night
We duck in the first one for a big bite to eat
Those epic buffets are a real treat
It's still raining so I try my luck
At the gaming tables, I win 15 bucks
So now stuffed to the gills with shrimp and ice cream
Our thoughts turn to sleeping for our sugar plum dreams
We could sleep in a field or a barn brought to ruin
But tonight is not last night so a hotel we'll be pursuing
In the lobby of the Hard Rock we work internet and phone
To find some cheap beds before we're soaked to the bone
Now as all my clothes hang o'er the sink just to dry
My thoughts turn from practical to friends far and nigh
For tonight is a night that goes beyond chimneys and toys
It's more about sharing life's little joys
So I offer this wish to my friends near and dear
Have a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thursday December 24 2009File under: holidays, poetry

Toggle Comments (7)comment?
on Thu 24th Dec, 2009 05:06 pm PST Wren said:
If you're looking for more Christmas Eve poetry from years past, check out 2008 and 2007
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on Thu 24th Dec, 2009 11:04 pm PST Cyndi said:
Merry Christmas Wren!
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on Thu 24th Dec, 2009 11:17 pm PST Horge said:
Merry Christmas to all three of you: Wren, Wren's co-biker and Jebus!
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on Thu 24th Dec, 2009 11:24 pm PST maggie said:
love it! hope you're enjoying it.
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on Fri 25th Dec, 2009 08:11 am PST gabriella coniglio said:
Yum... shrimp and ice cream... my favorite christmas dessert. You're a rock star, Wren! Sending you warm cockles and dry humor to keep you going! Merry Christmas!
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on Fri 25th Dec, 2009 09:09 am PST Ryan said:
Nice work!Merry Christmas and be safe on the road.
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on Fri 25th Dec, 2009 04:14 pm PST Sean said:
That was a pleasure to read.
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