Wednesday, December 24, 2008

“I’m Dreaming of a….”

Joyce Colson wrote this poem a few days ago about the severe weather we are having here in the Pacific Northwest and I thought it was very cute and appropriate. Oh' how we all pray for a "White Christmas" but now that we actually have one, 2 days of lost business and 2 broken pipes later we can't wait for the snow to melt and get back to normal.

“I’m Dreaming of a….”

Bing Crosby once had a dream,
And sang Merry Christmas to let us know,
Wishing we would have a jolly holiday
Full of wintry white and beautiful snow.

Where the treetops are frozen
And loaded frozen limbs fall,
And children listen to the frozen wind’s call.
Where the snowmobiles roar,
And people curse they cannot ignore
The tire chains anymore.
Where freezing rain falls,
Or maybe frozen sleet calls,
Or ice sheets spread wide their cheer.
We can deck the heated halls,
And pay for outrageous bills,
And slip and slide in parking lots
By the crowded snowy malls.
We’re dreaming of snowdrifts ten feet deep,
And slippery hills that are frozen steep,
While tow trucks even spin their wheels,
And the frozen poor come in for their meals.
The frozen news casters give their reports,
Of delayed, canceled, closed, closing and will close,
And children freeze from snowball and snow angel sports,
While the fireside dries out their frozen, soggy clothes.

Yes, “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas
With every Christmas card I write.
May your days be merry and bright,
But never, never your Christmases white.”

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