Christmas in the Air

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.

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