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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

'Tis the most wonderful time of the year,
When kids from two to ninety are full of good cheer!
Christmas Trees have been trimmed and are shining bright!
The kids are behaving so well much to their mothers' delight!

Santa sits on his throne at Penney's hearing little kids' pleas,
Kids promising when he visits he'll find cookies and cheese!
Shopping malls and city streets are aglow with fine decorations!
Smiling Salvation Army folks are ringing bells seeking donations!

The Christmas Parade is passing by with cheering folks 'long its route!
Snuggly wrapped carolers sing timeless carols while strolling about!
Frenzied last minute shoppers laded with gifts rush to and fro -
Argyle socks for Pa, perfume for Ma and a snood for Aunt Flo!

The town square looks like a scene from Currier and Ives!
The shrill siren of a fire truck is heard as Santa arrives!
His hearty Ho! Ho's! echo from the walls of the town hall,
As he wishes MEEERRRYYY CHRISTMAS!  to one and all!

'Round cozy hearths Dads read the story of the Babe's Birth.
Old Grandfather Clock tolls ten and kids are shooed off to their berth,
To sleep with one eye open to glimpse old Santa and his reindeer!
'Tis truly the most wonderful, wonderful time of the year!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 1/3/2013 12:56:00 PM
    Hi Robert just re a re read of this great poem and a chance to wish you and your family a very happy new year, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:35:00 AM
    Georgeous Christmas picture! Merry Christmas!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Norman Rockwell in words.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 5:08:00 AM
    i can but agree with you Robert, and enhanced by your wonderful poetry... all the best to you and your family... Harry

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 1:46:00 PM
    Yes, it is a great time Bob. - I have emptied my visa card for Christmas gifts today .... lol ... A really great "before Christmas Poem" - like it. Wish you a nice first week in December, hoping you will get some Christmas glow. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 12:33:00 PM
    Oh, so awesome, Bob. You described it very well. I love it. It is truly the "most wonderful time of the year". So Bob, are you going to play Santa this year? I am not saying giving out presents lol. I can just see you in a Santa suit somehow :)

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 12:10:00 PM
    hi Robert great words it vertainly is the most wonderful time of the year, so here is to you and your family tidings of the season my friend, al the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 12:04:00 PM
    I do hope that you have the merriest of Christmases this year my friend! This poem is incredible, a wondrous work indeed! You are surely talented with these rhyming poems Bob, I really enjoy reading them when I get the chance to! A masterful piece, Great Work!!