Twas The Night Before Christmas, I Was Thinking About My Blog


Hello everyone,

I’ll ask you all to pardon me for the absence of elegance in this post, but I’m afraid I couldn’t resist this idea once it had slipped into my head.

I wish you all the very best of the season and thank you for making this last year such a special one for me.

Twas the night before Christmas, I was thinking about my blog

Not a sentence was forming, my head was a fog.

The sentences were slow, they simply had no flare,

I searched the internet hoping inspiration would be there.

I thought of my fellow authors who had put their blogs to bed,

While visions of blanks pages with no titles danced in my head.

I started to nod off but I gave myself a slap

I needed to get a post up, this was no time for a nap.

When out of nowhere the fog began to scatter,

I sprang to my laptop and the keys began to clatter.

Ideas flowed onto the screen with a skip and a splash,

Words flowed from me without pause, in bit of a flash.

The mood, days prior had been somber and slow

Gave way to thoughts and ideas that made me glow

I would have my new post, I need not fear

I could give a nod to the season and celebrate with good cheer

Despite my slow server, so old and sick

I knew despite it, this post would be quick.

More rapid than twitter the couplets they came,

And I whistled while I worked, I’d never be the same!

Now dashes, now spaces, now pronouns and adjectives

Inflection, interjection, inversions and split infinitives

From the top of the page till the last word did fall

I wrote away! wrote away! til I’d written it all!

Dear readers forgive me for abandoning my work

But talking about comms before Christmas would make me a jerk

So pardon my lack of effective prose

It was to the mood of the season that I rose

Now comes the end of this little epistle

I wish you the best, may your new year’s sizzle

It’s been a pleasure to know you, though you’ve been out of sight

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

About Debra Yearwood

Experienced communications and public relations executive who manages challenges with an eye on outcomes and a sense of humour. Learn more about how I think at Learn more about my experience at
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42 Responses to Twas The Night Before Christmas, I Was Thinking About My Blog

  1. Love it, we should ALL reblog this next year!


  2. Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

    Reblogged this on POETRY PERFECTED and commented:
    Debra is a fellow blogging buddy of mine, and I just HAD to re-blog this for you guys and gals! Even though I’m a bit slow on the uptake with this one, it’s sure to be a hit if we could travel back in time one month ago when we were decking the halls! 🙂


  3. Krystle Cook says:

    LOVED it!! Great job!


  4. That was fun, Debra! Christmas for enjoying, so never feel guilty about now doing the ordinary. And this post was far from ordinary. It was brilliant! Happy New Year to you, my friend.


  5. brohawk92 says:

    Very well done!! The read put a smile on my face! Happy New Year to you Debra!!

    Thank you for sharing!!


  6. I like it! I hope you had a merry Christmas and here’s to a happy new year 🙂


  7. Agree with Leora and Jaqueline that the best description is clever!!

    Wish you a fantastic New Year, Debra!!!


  8. Suzanne Fluhr (Boomeresque) says:

    Perfect. I totally understand how this was not going anywhere once it entered your head. It’s great—-I’ll be sharing it with other bloggers—it needs to be shared! I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and that your 2014 will be all that you’re hoping for.


  9. Jeannette says:

    While Christmas is not a holiday I engage in, I must say this was very clever and it showed off your talented mind, Debra!


  10. Eleanor Bell says:

    Very Merry Christmas to us all 🙂 🙂
    Your prose was a fun read and in keeping with the holiday spirit 🙂
    I wish us all a productive and happy 2014 🙂


  11. Glynis Jolly says:

    {giggle} Very nicely put, Debra. Merry Christmas to you too. 🙂


  12. Ted says:

    Deb, that was brilliant. I didn’t know you were such a poet. No disrespect to your abundant comms skills but this was your best post, even better than the Night before Cliffmas that I read in the USA Today last year. Merry Christmas. All the best to you for 2014.


  13. That was the most amazing take on the poem ever. I loved it Debra. I may have to save it for next year (credit to you) and put it to music with my pictures. Won’t that be fun? 🙂 Have an amazing holiday my friend. 🙂


  14. Simone Hart says:

    Love it! A very Merry Christmas to you


  15. Amazing Debra! Wonderfully written. You have yourself a fantastic Christmas, and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for all your help in the past year – I’ll always remember that. 🙂


  16. Louise says:

    You’re a star!


  17. Merry Christmas and all that.


  18. Great blog, Debra. Best holiday
    wishes to you and yours.


  19. jacquiegum says:

    Extremely clever! Great job. Best of the holiday season to you Debra and may 2014 brig you health happiness and prosperity!


  20. Janet MacLeod says:

    Hahahaha! Good job! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years! xo


  21. Leora says:

    Clever! Enjoy the holiday.


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