24 December 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, and my blog was amiss
Not one Morris(s) was lurking, neither Partee nor Chris;
The posts were written and developed with care,
In hopes that commenters soon would be here;

The Twitterers were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of trackbacks danced in their heads;
And me in my helmet, and rossgram in his hat,
Had just settled down for a virtual chat;

When on my Skype App there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the keyboard to see what was the matter.
Forty-three windows were closed in a flash,
Along with sixty-five firefox tabs clogging my cache.

The screen paled my skin with its ghastly glow,
As those with with 12Seconds most assuredly know,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a collection of friends, I highly revere.

With a little old driver, so lively and keen,
I knew in a moment it must be Trey Reeme.
More rapid than a Trabian cursor they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

"Now, SHARI! now, SHEVLIN! now, HARDIN and BLISHEN!
On, DIXON! on ROBBIE! on, WYMORE and WILLIAM!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

As sharp as a Pilcher and kind as a Ginny,
As playful as Jimmy and as cute as Mac Mini;
So up on my screen this collection they flew,
With a sleigh full of comments, and a few laughs too.

And then, in a twinkling, I saw on my screen
A beautiful picture from Kelly and Matt Dean.
Just one of many beautiful kids born this year,
To Hostettlers, and Reemes, and Trotters, and Chatfields (soon, I hear).

As Gracie and Landon and Avie reveal,
Friendships on Twitter are most certainly real.
Comments and tweets and trackbacks are great,
But connections with people carry the web's most weight.

I sprang to my bed, gave my wife a big kiss,
And she whispered softly "Is there something I missed?"
"I'll blog about it later if I find time to write,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT!"

(I'm not much on rhyming, so sorry if I didn't put your name in here. No disrespect was meant. For example, you try rhyming Gerbino, Williams, LaFlamme, McAlpine, Henkel, Garland, McSpadden, Randolph, or Meek with...well, anything.)

15 comments:

Tim McApine said...

Very nice! Merry Christmas Matt.

Dan Veasey said...

I'm surprised that there wasn't a rhyme
For that crazy canuck named Tim MacAlpine.

Nice Job! Merry Christmas Matt & Family.
-Dan

Charlie Trotter said...

Matt, Merry Christmas to you and your family! You are a brilliant poet.

Ron Shevlin said...

An awesome post from a guy named Matt,

The words chosen well, not a single one fell flat.

So don't let it be said that I'm a fuddy-duddy,

Merry Christmas to you and yours, my good buddy.

wazaroff said...

Nicely done, Sir! Happy Christmas Matt!

Ginny Brady said...

Clement Clarke Moore would be proud of your CU variation on this classic. Thank you for this Christmas Treat.

Brent said...

That was fantastic. Merry Christmas, homie.

Christopher said...

Ha! Yes - That's so awesome. I hope you have a great holiday Matt! I'm glad to have met and know you.

The New MBA said...

I'm smiling ear to ear in South Dakota. That was awesome. Nicely done.

Kelly said...

Very talented! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and the family.

Gene Blishen said...

Well done! I am sure some of us have never been associated with reindeer but if the antler fits you need to wear it.

Hope you had a great Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!

PS Now if if there was a picture posted of Shevlin with one of those antler headsets......

everythingcu said...

Ginny mistyped, that wasn't a really wonderful Christmas Treat, it was a really wonderful Christmas Tweat.
-Morriss

Trey Reeme said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

ROFL @ "a little old driver, so lively and keen"

Denise Wymore said...

Wow....I'm speechless.
But when you mentioned my name I heard the whip crack......

Tony Mannor said...

that was awesome. I am so bummed I saw this after Christmas!

Hope you guys had a great on!