I Saw Cheer
by Rachel Hoyt
Decorations sparkling bright
on a brisk, hiemal night -
A bear sitting hillside although
quite soon it would begin to snow -
A rose garden covered with pine
laid out neatly in a line -
Brought the Christmas spirit to
my heart, my mind, and my soul too.
Dogs that ski and chase snowballs -
Shopping craft markets, shunning malls -
Snowflakes sticking to each eyelash -
Strolling along, no need to dash -
Drinking Gluhwein (German mulled wine)
in a city quite far from mine -
I felt Santa within my soul
and in the view - snow covered knoll.
When I got home I realized that
Santa is where you see him at:
A group of elves gath'ring for lunch,
A bowl of hot rum party punch,
A Gingerbread Latte to go,
Palm Trees that glisten with fake snow,
no myth - and belief that it glows.
© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
This rhyme was inspired by my recent vacation
and reindeer news via BoingBong - Christmasy education.
Read more rhymes by Rachel at her column, Clickety -
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