View Full Version : Christmas In The Realm - Merry Christmas, Mac

12-23-2008, 08:29 PM
I wrote this for another thread, but I wanted to post it out here where Mac may get a chance to see it, as a way of saying thanks for giving us a place to gather.

'Twas the Week before Christmas, and all through the Realm
the subjects were smiling, Queen Sue at the helm.
The stockings were hung in the dungeon with care,
Not really that wise, since the Mods were locked there.

Queen Susie was nestled all snug in her bed,
While visions of chocolate danced in her head.
The Ferret and Haggis, they snuck down below,
and filled all the stockings with switches and coal.

Regdog was cooking a fabulous feast,
With chocolate, and truffles, and slices of beast.
Still others were building the holiday mood,
Trimming the trees, and preparing more food.

When out on the lawn there arose such a ruckus,
That poor Rolling Thunder fell right on his tuckus,
And uttered some terms not befitting a preacher,
Disrupting poor vixey's romance double-feature.

Yeshanu, she blessed him, for stopping the movie,
(The classic remake of 'A Christmas for Snoopy).
And all in the realm rushed out to the lawn,
To find what the holiday season had spawned.

The moonlight reflected on fresh-fallen snow,
The crowd, it fell silent, with cheeks all aglow.
For off in the distance, yet still drawing near,
Was Mac, in a sleigh, with her mods as reindeer.

She laughed with her mods as she called them by name,
As faster, and faster, and faster, they came.
Now Birol!, Now Carole!, Now Dawno and Haggis!,
Come aka Eraser, Come Jaycinth and Cassie!
And Clockwork, and Cathy, and old Uncle Jim,
On Saritam, Silver King, III (even him),
So many to name, I just can't speak them all,
But Dash Away, Dash Away, Dash Away All!

The sleigh slowly settled down out out of the sky,
And Mac stood to speak, with a tear in her eye.

"The best present ever, I've brought you this year,
A place you can gather, without any fear,
Of censure, or calling of names, or of hate,
(We all have our filling of that on our plate.)

"A place we can gather to speak of our craft,
To seek out opinions, both learned and daft.
To garner some wisdom, and pass on our own,
A place that I hope every writer calls home.

"This present I give you, with just one request,
I ask that you always will strive for your best,
In prose or as poets, in every genre,
I can't wait to read what your writing will say.

"The mods work to please you, they never neglect,
Enforcing the one rule I call for, respect,
Respect for each other, and the craft you hold dear,
And so, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!"

She smiled as she turned and sat back in the sleigh,
We all felt the magic of Christmas that day.
"She's blessed us", we all said, while wiping a tear,
"A present she's given that lasts us all year."

12-23-2008, 09:59 PM
Merry Christmas to Mac and all the mods from me and mine. :Hug2:

12-23-2008, 10:24 PM
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Here's hopin' Santa fills your stockings
with all your favorite things...

Ol' Fashioned Girl
12-23-2008, 10:57 PM
That was wonderful, Don!

Merry Christmas to all my Christmas-celebrating friends! :)

12-24-2008, 09:33 PM
YAY! That's wonderful!!!!

I want to add my Merry Merry to Everyone! I love AW!

12-25-2008, 12:06 AM
Merry Christmas everyone- Cool poem Don!

12-25-2008, 12:08 AM
Awww. Thanks, Don.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

12-25-2008, 12:19 AM
I'm a deer?! :D

That was great, Don! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

12-25-2008, 12:22 AM
What a great poem, Don and great sentiments. Merry Christmas, Mac, supermods, mods., and everyone here. You all cheer me and make me feel happy. Much appreciation. (((((((HUGS))))))).

12-25-2008, 12:41 AM
Merry Christmas my fellow writers!

Don that was brilliant. I have the biggest smile on my face. You got talent, sir. ;)

12-25-2008, 12:57 AM
Aww, that was really sweet. Merry Christmas to everyone who makes AW the wonderful haven it is =)

12-25-2008, 04:55 AM
Well shoot. Got my popcorn all soggy.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and best wishes for the New Year, 2009.

Home is where the heart is and I consider this AW wild place as one of my favorite room additions.

May the blessings in each of your lives be as vast and as many as the stars in the sky.

Beach Bunny
12-25-2008, 08:45 AM
Merry Christmas to Mac and the Mods! http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/christmas_tweety.gif

12-25-2008, 09:38 PM
Merry Christmas to my fellow scribes at AW!

12-25-2008, 10:07 PM
Merry Holidays MacAllister & Mods.
(Great tribute, Executioner Don.)

Jenan Mac
12-26-2008, 12:20 AM
Well done, Don!

To those of you who celebrate, may the birth of the Christchild signal a new era of warmth, blessings and hope for a wonderful future.

And to those who don't, or who celebrate something else-- may you experience the same, as well as yummy cookies baked by those who do. <g>

12-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Merry X-mas all and mods!

12-26-2008, 11:31 PM
Don! That was beautiful!


12-26-2008, 11:41 PM
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all, and a happy new year, too.