A Slam Sonnet
Composed for the annual Hilton Christmas Eve Talent Show
24 December 2016
‘Tis the season. The one that is merry
And bright. With chestnuts roasting on the fire.
Felt in dreams of the sugarplum fairy;
In the singing of a street corner choir.
Bah! Humbug! You say, hard and sharp as flint.
See, last Christmas you gave someone your heart
Well, we know the rest—you, alone with lint
God rest you merry gentleman—to start.
You may be as cuddly as a cactus
Feeling that the magic has slipped away…
Yet! We find it again—believe, practice;
Your heart grows three-sizes this Christmas day.
For you see, Christmas is all around us;
Angels cry “Hockeystick!” Pray, e’er be thus.