No Ides would I fret, nor feet somewhere down yonder could I see.
The arm's once easy keyboard stretch now had fingertips barely touch;
The stomach plumped by Christmas berry pies, raisin pudding and such.
In upstairs closets and attic trunks I'd searched for a shirt and pants.
The only pants that circled the waist came from verbal "why, why" rants.
I'd eaten and eaten, no stop to my glorious holiday food intake folly.
Hams and potatoes, yams and jams, all entirely delicious, by golly.
A toast for the merry; glorious eggnogs, all whiskey or bourbon laced.
There was no thought to the dusty scale with the pound record I faced.
Another day I'd fast; for the next eleven months promised plenty of days.
Without holiday friends, no way could I exist, couldn't be me, no ways.
So today I cry, grunt and strain to tap keys to write this celebration lament.
Thank the bountiful cheer of Christmas, I do, good friends, family, and Lent.
May all enjoy a very Merry Christmas and the blessings of a New Year. Here's a thanks to the inspiration of Mr. Moore for this humble jumble of words. Enjoy novel A Body To Bones click here in 2012. And, The Bones Dance Foxtrot, Abbey Burning Love, Baby Bones. A preview of all are at http://www.amazon.com/ .
And, to all a good night. Oh, guess you heard that before. May the road rise to meet you. Oh, that's an upcoming celebration. Let's go back. And, to all a good night. Happy Hanukkah, Kwanza, too.