Saturday, December 24, 2005

A Visit From St. SwanShadow (with apologies to Clement Moore)

'Twas the night before Christmas, and far from the crowd
SwanShadow sat musing, and thinking out loud.
He wished peace for blog princesses Janet and Lynda
Who could not be more magical if named Ozma and Glinda.
He sent cheer to his readers from SoCal to Wisconsin
And fine noble souls, like the one Real Sam Johnson.
"To those artists," he said, "who bring joy to my days
And create such neat pics for my Comic Art Fridays —
On Dooney, on Wilson, McDaniel and Jones,
On Lyle, Moy and Mannion, and all the Scott clones;
To Chan, Briz and Rio, I must offer thanks,
Without e'er forgetting Mavinga and Banks,
Geof Isherwood, he with great talent endowed,
Rubinstein and the two Bobs, Almond and McLeod."
To friends Damon and Donna fond greetings Swan gave
And to cute little Shelby, a fine feathery wave;
Although his performance in the Tourney was leopardy
Swan dug all the smart folks he met playing Jeopardy!
With well-deserved gratitude he thanked SwanShadow clients
For their patronage, then put in a good word for the Giants.
His colleagues at DVD Verdict he cheered
And promised sincerely to review more next year.
To all those newsmakers whose indulgence in shockery
Provided occasion for Swan's satire and mockery —
He hoped that they all would keep up their old tricks
And do more stupid stuff in two thousand and six
So he'd gain more blog fodder and fun things to scribble
Without resorting to memes and other such drivel.
To his wife and his daughter, and loved ones near and far
Swan offered warm snuggles, wherever they are...
And he said with a grin, at the last jingle's bell:
"Happy holidays, all, from SSTOL!"

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5 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Lynda offered these pearls of wisdom...

You are so creative - I feel so honored to have been added to this list! Here's wishing you the merriest of Christmases - it's always a treat for me to visit you.

10:08 PM  
Blogger Janet offered these pearls of wisdom...

What an awesome tribute! Thanks for including me.:)

4:50 AM  
Blogger Sam offered these pearls of wisdom...

Thanks for the mention in your poem, S.S., but something threw me for a moment.

Just how did you get "Leopardy" outta "Jeopardy"?! I never heard that word until today!

Oh well, Merry Merry, old chum!

10:03 AM  
Blogger SwanShadow offered these pearls of wisdom...

That's the First Law of Poetry, Sam: If you can't think of a word that rhymes, invent one. :)

Merry Christmas, everybody!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Donna offered these pearls of wisdom...

It's an honor to be included in your post Uncle Swan. No day is complete without you in it!

5:15 PM  

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