’twas the night before new year
As the end of the year approaches and a new one to begin, I offer you this little ditty:
‘Twas the night before New Year, when all through the house
Crowds of people were stirring, I could not find my spouse
Uncle Bob placed his beer, on the mantel with care
Aunt Edna’s martini, was already there
The children were restless, and jumped on their beds
With arms full of water bombs, to drop on some heads
Grandma in her ‘kerchief, was taking a nap
And dreamt of George Clooney, parked upon her lap
When all of a sudden, there arose such a clatter
Aunt Edna now danced, on the cheddar cheese platter
Away down the stairs, I flew like a flash
As the platter was tossed, and fell with a crash
Grandma awoke, her face white as snow
She was covered in cheese, from her head to her toe
When what to my much frantic eyes should appear
But a tiny brown mouse, drinking Uncle Bob’s beer
With this little creature, so lively and quick
I knew in a moment, I was in quite a fix
It jumped over the mantle, with nary a hurdle
And deftly slipped into, Aunt Edna’s girdle
Just then all the children, appeared on the stairs
Dropping their water bombs, without any care
I looked for a way, to make it all right
I looked to the clock, it was almost midnight…
Now Edna! Aunt Edna!
Now Bob! Uncle Bob!
Oh Grandma! Dear Grandma!
Oh… everyone’s Blitzen!!!
To the top of the hour! To the top of the year!
Raise a glass! Raise a glass! For the New Year is here!
My spouse then appeared, just in time for a kiss
And nothing else mattered, for this was true bliss!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for taking the time to read my weekly column, for your feedback – and especially for your inspiration. I look forward to sharing more of ‘Bonnie’s Babble’ with you in 2014. Enjoy the holiday season! Have fun and please take good care. Best wishes to you all for the New Year!
Bonnie Wurst is a freelance journalist, a weekly columnist for the Montreal Times, a novelist, ghost writer (not the scary kind) and humorist. Her book “Damaged Goods Re-Stitched” can be found on Amazon.com. Bonnie is available for speaking engagements and can be reached at email@example.com