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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:20 AM
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The Night Before Fitzmas
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:23 AM by Island Blue
'Twas the night before Fitzmas and all through the house
Not a Republican was stirring, not nary a louse.

The stockings hung on the chimney for the season,
In hopes that St. Patrick would soon mention treason.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of indictments danced in their heads;

And pa in his bandanna, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a short evenings nap,

When out on the White House lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the computer I flew like a flash,
Tore open DU and pulled up my wonky stash.

The moon on the mullet of Harriet Miers
Shown the light of mid-day on all that conspire,

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature Pirus, and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little old driver, so lively and phat,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Pat.

More rapid than bald eagles his courses they came,
And he whistled, and shouted and called them by name;

"Now Kerry! now, Edwards! now, Clark and Howard Dean!
On, Clinton! on Boxer! Pelosi and Harry Reid!

To the top of the Capitol and over the Hill!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away still!"

As dry leaves that before the Cat 5 hurricane fly,
When they meet an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to the White House the coursers they flew,
With a sleigh of accusations, and St. Patrick too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
No hemming or hawing just the sound of the truth.

As I read my monitor and was jumping around,
Down the chimney St. Patrick came with a bound.

He was dressed in faux fur, from his head to his toes,
And was bursting with news for DU and Daily Kos;

A bundle of indictments he had flung in his stacks,
And he looked like a prosecutor just stating the facts.

His eyes - how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like John Kerry's!

His droll little mouth was drawn up in a smile,
With a look of resolute in his eyes all the while,

With a brief little hiccup and a slight little burp,
He began talking and describing the perp;

"He has a big round head and a jiggly belly,
That shakes when he laughs like a bowlful of jelly.

He is chubby and plump, a right evil old elf,
And he grins and he smirks in spite of himself."

With a wink of his eyes and a twist of his head,
St. Pat let me know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke no more words, but went back to his works,
and issued enough indictments to annihilate the jerks.

And laying a finger aside of his nose,
He gave me the signal that he had handled my foes.

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like a rocket or missile.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Fitzmas to all, and to all a good-night."



* I wrote this this morning as I sat computerless at work. (Came home for lunch to post it.) I hope you enjoy and remember, Treason is the Reason for the Season!
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:41 AM
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1. Wonderful!
If I recite it every night between now and Fitzmas, will all my Fitzmas wishes come true???????
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:45 AM
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2. Thank you and yes,
just remember to also click your heels three times!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:42 PM
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3. Love it! You're good-thanks! nt
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:53 PM
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4. Hey Island Blue, that was great!
Maybe you should submit it to poetsforkerry.com from the "Newbie" thread. Great stuff -- I guess you are a poet, and I didn't even know it!
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:50 PM
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5. Merry Fitzmas!
What a great gift! Thanks, IB.

We wish you a Merry Fitzmas,
We wish you a Merry Fitzmas,
We wish you a Merry Fitzmas,
And a Happy New Administration!
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:44 PM
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6. Wonderful!
I love it. I'm printing it out for my husband to read.
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:28 PM
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7. Thanks for reading everybody!
Glad you guys enjoyed it, I had fun writing it!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 08:37 PM
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8. Great job!
We have such talent in this group :)

This belongs on the front page of DU for all to share!
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 09:50 PM
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9. I posted in GD and made the Greatest Page!
Yippee! (It really doesn't take much to make me happy.) I gave a shout out to you guys by the way.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:40 PM
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10. Great poem!
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sandrakae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:22 PM
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11. This is a hoot.
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JanusAscending Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:33 AM
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12. Oh my Lord, that's GREAT!!!
"his cheeks were like roses, his nose like John Kerry's" !!! :rofl: :rofl: :applause: :rofl: :rofl: :applause: You REALLY, REALLY should submit this to the Kerry Poetry Thread! Congrats on making the Greatest Page! Love DC
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:39 AM
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13. You have a copy-cat, but they did give you kudos
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:02 PM
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14. That's funny!
Let's face it, liberal bloggers just make the world a better place, and are a hell of a lot more creative than the Freepers!
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:10 PM
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15. take it as a compliment
They want to be just like you, on the front page and all!
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