‘Twas the week before Christmas — Kevin Wilson

’Twas the week before Christmas

And all through the newsroom

Reporters were stumbling

On what word they’ll type (who/whom?)

s-kevinwilson19.jpgThe stockings weren’t hung

But that’s fine and dandy,

For a columnist sent us

Some cookies and candy.

I couldn’t quite figure

What I’d have first of those snacks,

So I just settled down

In my dress shirt and slacks.

And then from the TV

There arose such a chatter,

I checked out the screen

To see what was the matter.

It’s nothing but stations;

They’re doing one-upping.

The stories that were last hour

Breaking? Now they’re developing.

On Wolf Bitzer, O’Reilly

Continue your harpin’

Once 4 o’clock comes

The loud one’s Al Sharpton

TV heads are spouting

About this year’s new hot toys.

I took a walk outside

To escape all the noise.

This week before fails

On holiday sights; yes it lacks it.

There’s no snow on the ground.

We don’t even need jackets.

This happens in Clovis,

And I bet, Indiana.

It even once happened

In small Townsend, Montana.

I remember it well

For I wrote a small essay

With better handwriting

I might have scored an “A.”

You’re not going back Kevin?

Without family, it’s lonely.

I agree, but remember

What a wise person told me.

He was serving his country

And missed Christmas Day

But his family decided

They’d do it their own way

“Christmas this year will happen

On 12-26

It’s the same great times

It’s really quite a fix.”

The family loved it

And that’s how he knew to …

Tell me, “Kevin, others don’t

Dictate Christmas. No, you do.”

So I’ll do what I want

I might be expressive

And tell you — Five NBA games

on Christmas? Excessive.

This Sunday? A movie

“The Hobbit,” with Gollum

But first time to turn in

This poorly done column

I turned in the column

My editor’s eyes rolled

“Some mail it in, Kevin …

You’re Postmaster General.”

Merry Christmas to both of my readers, and to all a good night.

Kevin Wilson is a columnist for Clovis Media Inc. He can be contacted at 763-3431, ext. 313, or by email:



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