A New Visit from St. Nicholas Bad Bunny style

A New Visit from St. Nicholas Bad Bunny style

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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just for fun I think i'm done with it:) (all respect to Clemet Clarke Moore)

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A New Visit from St. Nicholas

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all stuck in the house
Not a feature was stirring, fell asleep on the couch;
The masks were all hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas would too also wear;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
With visions of cyber-school perplexing their heads;
And mamma with her sanitizer, laid next to my lap,
Had just settled our heads for a long winter's nap,
When out in the street there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the couch to see what’s the matter.
I stumbled to the window my toe I did smash,
Tore open the curtains and threw up the sash.
The car alarm muffled under new-fallen snow,
Gave hint that I may be… needing a tow,
When what to my weary eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh, smashed into my car’s rear
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And slid into my car, he was shouting their names:
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
Oh, Comet! oh, Cupid! oh, Donner and Blitzen!
My insurance they’ll raise on to top of it all!
Why couldn’t you at least of, crashed into a wall!"
“Dear Santa” I said “your sled should still fly,
A quick fix at the body shop, my bumper they’ll pry”
So up to the housetop those coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, Purell and toilet tissue
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in Tyvek, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
“I hope this is right, with the postal service impact!”
His eyes "how they twinkled! He exclaimed somewhat leary!
“Next year we’ll use Zoom, for Christmas gift query!”
His red and white mask was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was hanging below;
The stump of his nose would slide with his speech,
Lowering his mask, to drift underneath
“I can’t wait for the vaccine.” He said with a laugh;
So I don’t have to keep wearing these darn Covid masks!”
And with a gloved fist pump and jolly elbow rub
Back up the chimney, he climbed back above
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like a shot from a pistol 
But I heard him exclaim, as he flew into the night--- 
“Merry Christmas to all, for the virus end--- is in sight!”

© 2020 Robert Trakofler


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Robert Trakofler

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OK-So you just gave me good chills and this poem should go VIRAL on facebook or some such social media!:))) Perfect in every way dear RBB and I know it must have exhausted you to compose it so skillfully- and done with humble homage to Clement Clarke Moore (a New York poet-Yay!). I'm sure he's chuckling, chortling and nodding his head right now in the Christmas stratosphere! You made this relevant and humorous and yes-hopeful at the beautiful ending my friend. Huge Bravo and I bow. I bow. I so bow!
P.S. Thanks to Santa-ette Margie for pointing my reindeer here!:)))))))

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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

LOL I tried to imagine what Mr. Moore would write if he was alive today:) Thank you Annette! P.S. pl.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much RBB (all credit to you of course!), but you should post it yourself on social medi.. read more
Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

now i'm looking forward to your Christmas poem:)



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Robert, this is EXCELLENT....I can not even tell you how wonderful I think it is! A perfect poem for Christmas 2020! You are so clever! Lydi**

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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Thanks Lydia I hope it made you laugh:) feel free to pass it along:)
dear Bunny... will I die of Covid or much later in my 90's...
In either case, I wish to wear a Mask in the here-after.
I am prepared ... just bought a Mask in "hot Pink"
to take with me. May I rest in "Clover" when it is Over.
gently, Pat


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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

LOL pink looks good on you!
Clement Moore could never have foreseen a Christmas like this one. The pandemic weaves itself throughout this imaginative rendition of Moore's classic for our times. Santa carrying toilet paper; all I can say is he must have gotten to Walmart very early.

Posted 1 Month Ago


I hope your toe is better.
Delightful and creative as always...from something really bad, some very good art is made.

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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

LOL I have had issues with my toe for a long time now it even manages to creep into my poetry:)
Best ever my friend .... just loved this xx

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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

Hi STELLA! I hope it made you smile:)
Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

It is lovely +((*-*))+ ♥
OK-So you just gave me good chills and this poem should go VIRAL on facebook or some such social media!:))) Perfect in every way dear RBB and I know it must have exhausted you to compose it so skillfully- and done with humble homage to Clement Clarke Moore (a New York poet-Yay!). I'm sure he's chuckling, chortling and nodding his head right now in the Christmas stratosphere! You made this relevant and humorous and yes-hopeful at the beautiful ending my friend. Huge Bravo and I bow. I bow. I so bow!
P.S. Thanks to Santa-ette Margie for pointing my reindeer here!:)))))))

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

LOL I tried to imagine what Mr. Moore would write if he was alive today:) Thank you Annette! P.S. pl.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much RBB (all credit to you of course!), but you should post it yourself on social medi.. read more
Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

now i'm looking forward to your Christmas poem:)
Even Santa has to wear these masks and gloves :) so pathetic. Sometimes I think which organism is above this pandemic.... The wilder ones. So I think the previous year they were blessed by st. Nicholas... May be.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

yep almost all other creatures on this earth are immune LOL I guess we humans have been too naughty .. read more
You've truly outdone yourself. Going from your morose TG missive to this sassy spunky speil -- well, it feels like you leaped from earth to saturn! This is one of the best spoofs ANYONE has ever done on "Night Before Xmas" (a well-spoofed ditty) -- and you applied a covid overhaul in all the fashionable ways, dapper as a dandy would! This really putts along like a little steam engine of spoof, not a dull line in a long trek! I'm really impressed. I am not into covid, santa, or traditional xmas imagery, but this makes me want to do something Christmassy in spite of my scrooge-ish-ness. It might be time to unravel the ugly xmas sweater myth . . . (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Since your poem cries out for some raucous companions, I was inspired to write my just-posted ugly C.. read more
This is a truly excellent rewording of the Christmas Carol that perfectly fits the times
You have done a really great job here
wonderful read

Posted 1 Month Ago


Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

This poem reminds me very much of your kind of humor Mr. Brown
Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

that is a compliment, no wonder I liked it so much
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I've been stewing on Rob's poem all day & finally I grunted out something in a similar holiday vein .. read more
Simply excellent as you execute this Christmas tale in customary fashion with a covid twist to give it some passion!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

lol I decided it was time to write a little levity and depart from the yuck :)

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I am the Bunny but the bunny isn't me long live the bunny Hello I’m Robert I own an art gallery and performance space in Pittsburgh called The Zenith It is also an antique store and a veget.. more..

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