Thursday, December 31, 2009
'Twas the night before New Year
When up to my door
Came the postman with a package
Marked "fra-gee-lay", nothing more.
From a friend, said the box,
It's address plainly showing
A farther north dwelling
Where the ice and snow are glowing.
What could it be,
Was my curious mind's query?
Was it candy, or nuts, or cookies inside?
I answered, "Open it! Don't be so leery!"
To my utter amazement,
There resting inside
Was a sweet little "Bearly Awake" bear
Who was trying to hide!
"For your tree," said she,
"One replacement for many,
The ones now in bits and pieces,
And it won't cost you a penny."
But wait! That's not all!
Beside her dressed in scarlet and silver,
A vial of goodness
That made my heart quiver!
(Hey, I never SAID I was C. Clement Moore!)
The other occupant of that frozen abode
Added something heady
Scented with seeds from a faraway land,
Oh gosh! Must get my oven ready!
Choosing a cake or some cookies to bake!
Oh dear, my head's in a spin!
Don, will you help me decide
What goodies to showcase the wonder within?
Can it be that I have 359 days to wait
To adorn said tree with my bear?
Maybe it would look good in its place
In my living room until next year!