Saturday, December 27, 2008
Ode to the Holidays
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town
People fretted and worried that the Market was down
They fussed and they stressed over 401(k)'s
And wondered how they would survive the coming days.
The stockings were hung (cause the dryer was broken)
But things will get better: Obama has spoken'
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
The true Christmas Miracle: a roof over their heads'
And I, with my mortgage, lay awake late at night
While the cost of our groceries soared to dizzying new heights
The magic of Christmas nearly gone in a flash
Remembering I'd long since run out of cash.
More rapid than eagles, the bills they all came
I pry open my wallet and weakly exclaim:
"On VISA, on AMEX, on MasterCard too"
Charging off our expenses is all I can do.
With Christmas decorations up before Halloween
It's all I can do to not break down and scream'
But another new year is just round the bend
And the hope our economy rebounds again
So this is your present: a poem and a hug
With a thought in my head of all your cute "mugs"
And our hopes you're surviving and staying afloat
If it's any consolation, we're in the same boat
We wish you a gas tank that's always stays full
And a happy, yet somehow affordable Yule
A portfolio as well-rounded as old Santa's tummy
A great Christmas dinner that's truly yummy
Good times, good health, good friends, good cheer
A safe and prosperous Happy New Year
And, of course, our good wishes, since at least they're still free
Mele Kalikimaka - from my family and me!
*a little late,but deal with it.