Twas the Night….

Twas the Night before Blood Moon and all through the forest, the creatures they stirred and roused up to chorus….. want more? Then you need  Daily Flash 2012: 366 Days of Flash Fiction (Leap Year Edition)  ;) bahahaaa

Okay, okay, seriously though, to all my followers and friends, Merry Christmas! It has been an honour and pleasure to spend this past year with you and I thank-you for allowing me to be a part of your lives. I’m very blessed to have gotten to know so many wonderful writers, authors, and supporters! This one’s for you. :) 

Twas the night – Hockey style! ;) Cheers!!!!!


Twas the night before the big game, and all through the rink
Not a faucet was dripping, not even the sink.
The flags were all hung upon the rafters with care,
In hopes that screaming crowds soon would be there.
 
The fans were snuggled all warm in their beds,
While visions of triple overtime goals danced in their heads.
Managers and agents lie tucked in their sacks
Dreaming of revenue and extending contracts.
 
When out on the ice surface arose such a clatter,
The zamboni man ran to see what was the matter.
Away to the scorekeepers box he ran like a flash,
Tore open the door and watched unabashed.
 
The spotlight now shining on the freshly laid ice,
Made him rub his eyes, stop, and blink twice.
When what to his wondering eyes should appear,
But teams of famous players sporting shinny gear.
 
With laughter and ribbing, they fought for the puck,
And he could hardly believe how great was his luck!
“Go Howe! Go Hull! Go Lemieux and go Gretzky!
On Sakic, on Orr! On Crosby and Fleury!
From one end and back till you’re in front of the pipes,
Now shoot! Shoot I tell ya, the timing is right!”
 
He sprang from the bench, to the teams gave a whistle,
Immediately they started like they’d been shot with a pistol,
They smiled winning smiles and faded out of sight,
“Happy hockey season to all, and to all a good night!”

 

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24 Responses to Twas the Night….

  1. Colin Barnes says:

    Great to ‘meet’ you this year, Taminator. Been a pleasure to get to know you. Hope you and the family have a great Xmas :) nice story too!

  2. Mickeydoo says:

    Nicely done!

  3. My e-life wouldn’t be the same without you, Tammy ;-)
    Can’t wait to meet in real life in March!

    Great poem, gave me a chuckle!

  4. Gareth says:

    Thanks for the fun images and a great take on a classic. Hope you have a wonderful seasonal celebration and wish you well for the coming year.

  5. Nicely done, Tams :)
    I’ve said it before, but I proudly say it again – I’m so happy to have “met” you. You’ve added that extra wonderful and bubbly to my life :)

    • CDNWMN says:

      Here now don’t be telling everyone! :P Well thank you, and Kitteh, you are joy to know, to read, and to tease. My life is brighter and I thank you. :) *sparkles* (black of course)

  6. Marianne Su says:

    Your love of the game really came through the words, Tammy. Well done. Have you sent this to Tim Hortons? :) I can just see the Christmas commercial now.

  7. T. James says:

    Well written and clever. Good rhythm, and a nice story arc. I recognised Gretzky and Crosby as the two greatest hockey players I know… :D

    It’s much better than your average newbie can do. ;)

  8. I remember when you started this blog and am wowed by how you and it have grown in such a short period of time. Can’t wait to see what the new year brings! You’re so talented. :-)

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Joanne Guidoccio says:

    Hi Tammy,

    Loved your poem. You should consider sending it to the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. Read the following excerpt from their website:

    Hooked on Hockey
    If you love hockey, if you play hockey, if you are a hockey fan, we are looking for stories from you! We are looking for stories for this book written by and for hockey fans and families. The book will include stories from everyday hockey players and fans like you, as well as revealing personal stories from some of your favorite NHLers and hockey insiders. The deadline for story and poems submissions is January 30, 2012.

    http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=submit_story

    Good luck!

    Joanne
    P.S. We met at Brian Henry’s workshop in Woodstock.

  10. That was a fun update on the poem. You’re love for hockey really does show.

    I’m also glad to have “met” you this year, it would be wonderful if we could ever meet for real.

    I hope you and your family have a great year in 2012.

  11. diannewaye says:

    Loved it, Tammy!
    Thanks for bringing a great big smile to my morning.

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